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lymphocytosis

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noun lym·pho·cy·to·sis \ˌlim(p)-fə-ˌsī-ˈtō-səs, -fə-sə-\

Definition of lymphocytosis

  1. :  an increase in the number of lymphocytes in the blood usually associated with chronic infections or inflammations



Origin of lymphocytosis

New Latin, from International Scientific Vocabulary lymphocyte


First Known Use: 1896


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lymphocytosis

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noun lym·pho·cy·to·sis \ˌlim(p)-fə-ˌsī-ˈtō-səs, -fə-sə-\

Medical Definition of lymphocytosis

plural lym·pho·cy·to·ses \-ˌsēz\play

  1. :  an increase in the number of lymphocytes in the blood usually associated with chronic infections or inflammations—compare granulocytosis, monocytosis

  2. lym·pho·cy·tot·ic \-ˈtät-ik\play adjective




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