leukocytosis

noun
leu·​ko·​cy·​to·​sis | \ ˌlü-kə-sī-ˈtō-səs How to pronounce leukocytosis (audio) , -kə-sə- \

Definition of leukocytosis

: an increase in the number of white blood cells in the circulating blood

First Known Use of leukocytosis

1866, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for leukocytosis

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“Leukocytosis.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/leukocytosis. Accessed 19 January 2020.

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leukocytosis

noun
leu·​ko·​cy·​to·​sis
variants: or chiefly British leucocytosis \ ˌlü-​kə-​sī-​ˈtō-​səs, -​kə-​sə-​ How to pronounce leucocytosis (audio) \
plural leukocytoses\ -​ˌsēz How to pronounce leukocytoses (audio) \

Medical Definition of leukocytosis

: an increase in the number of white blood cells in the circulating blood that occurs normally (as after meals) or abnormally (as in some infections)

Other Words from leukocytosis

leukocytotic or chiefly British leucocytotic \ -​ˈtät-​ik How to pronounce leucocytotic (audio) \ adjective

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