lymphocytosis


lym·pho·cy·to·sis

noun \ˌlim(p)-fə-ˌsī-ˈtō-səs, -fə-sə-\

Definition of LYMPHOCYTOSIS

:  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

lym·pho·cy·to·sis

noun \ˌlim(p)-fə-ˌsī-ˈtō-səs, -fə-sə-\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural lym·pho·cy·to·ses \-ˌsēz\

Medical Definition of LYMPHOCYTOSIS

: an increase in the number of lymphocytes in the blood usually associated with chronic infections or inflammations—compare granulocytosis, monocytosis
lym·pho·cy·tot·ic \-ˈtät-ik\ adjective

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