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leukapheresis

Pronunciation: luk'a-fe-re'sis

Definition: A procedure, analogous to plasmapheresis, in which leukocytes are removed from the withdrawn blood and the remainder of the blood is retransfused into the donor.

[leuko- + G. aphairesis, a withdrawal]

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