leukocytosis

noun

leu·​ko·​cy·​to·​sis ˌlü-kə-sī-ˈtō-səs How to pronounce leukocytosis (audio)
-kə-sə-
: an increase in the number of white blood cells in the circulating blood

Word History

Etymology

New Latin

First Known Use

1866, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of leukocytosis was in 1866

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“Leukocytosis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/leukocytosis. Accessed 28 Sep. 2023.

Medical Definition

leukocytosis

noun
leu·​ko·​cy·​to·​sis
variants or chiefly British leucocytosis
plural leukocytoses -ˌsēz How to pronounce leukocytosis (audio)
: 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)
leukocytotic adjective
or chiefly British leucocytotic

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