leukon


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leu·kon

(lū'kon),
The total mass of circulating leukocytes as well as the cells and leukopoietic cells from which it originates.

leukon

A near-extinct term for the total corporal mass of leukocytes and precursor cells. Unlike erythron, which is widely used for the total corporal mass of erythocytes and their precursors, leukon suffers from the same nonspecificity as does leukocyte by encompassing all “white” cells, including those of lymphoid, monocytic and myeloid origin.
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Behind the beach sands and gravels on the shores of the Corinthian Gulf, the plain is formed by recent sediments brought by swift-flowing rivers such as the Xerias and Solomos (or Xeropotamos, the ancient Leukon), which flow perpendicular to the coast in narrow channels cut in response to regional uplift.
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Oneion to the west, following the course of the Xeropotamos (Leukon) River or traversing the valleys of the Longopotamos (Rachiani) and Nemea (Koutsomadiotikos) rivers farther to the west.