polycythemia


poly·cy·the·mia

noun \-(ˌ)sī-ˈthē-mē-ə\

Definition of POLYCYTHEMIA

:  a condition marked by an abnormal increase in the number of circulating red blood cells; specifically :  polycythemia vera
poly·cy·the·mic \-mik\ adjective

Origin of POLYCYTHEMIA

New Latin, from poly- + cyt- + -hemia
First Known Use: circa 1857

poly·cy·the·mia

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of POLYCYTHEMIA

: a condition marked by an abnormal increase in the number of circulating red blood cells; especially : polycythemia vera—compare erythrocytosis

Variants of POLYCYTHEMIA

poly·cy·the·mia or chiefly British poly·cy·thae·mia \-(ˌ)sī-ˈthē-mē-ə\

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