leukocytosis

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noun leu·ko·cy·to·sis \ˌlü-kə-sī-ˈtō-səs, -kə-sə-\

Definition of leukocytosis

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

Origin and Etymology of leukocytosis

New Latin


First Known Use: 1866


Medical Dictionary

leukocytosis

noun leu·ko·cy·to·sis
variants: or chiefly British

leucocytosis

\ˌlü-kə-sī-ˈtō-səs, -kə-sə-\play

Medical Definition of leukocytosis

plural

leukocytoses

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  1. :  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

or chiefly British

leucocytotic

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