lymphocytosis

noun

lym·​pho·​cy·​to·​sis ˌlim(p)-fə-ˌsī-ˈtō-səs How to pronounce lymphocytosis (audio)
-fə-sə-
: an increase in the number of lymphocytes in the blood usually associated with chronic infections or inflammations

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from International Scientific Vocabulary lymphocyte

First Known Use

1896, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of lymphocytosis was in 1896

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“Lymphocytosis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lymphocytosis. Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition

lymphocytosis

noun
lym·​pho·​cy·​to·​sis ˌlim(p)-fə-ˌsī-ˈtō-səs, -fə-sə- How to pronounce lymphocytosis (audio)
plural lymphocytoses -ˌsēz How to pronounce lymphocytosis (audio)
: an increase in the number of lymphocytes in the blood usually associated with chronic infections or inflammations compare granulocytosis, monocytosis
lymphocytotic adjective

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