lymphocytosis

noun
lym·​pho·​cy·​to·​sis | \ ˌlim(p)-fə-ˌsī-ˈtō-səs How to pronounce lymphocytosis (audio) , -fə-sə- \

Definition of lymphocytosis

: an increase in the number of lymphocytes in the blood usually associated with chronic infections or inflammations

First Known Use of lymphocytosis

1896, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for lymphocytosis

New Latin, from International Scientific Vocabulary lymphocyte

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about lymphocytosis

Time Traveler for lymphocytosis

Time Traveler

The first known use of lymphocytosis was in 1896

See more words from the same year

Statistics for lymphocytosis

Cite this Entry

“Lymphocytosis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lymphocytosis. Accessed 26 Sep. 2020.

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for lymphocytosis

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 lymphocytoses (audio) \

Medical Definition of lymphocytosis

: an increase in the number of lymphocytes in the blood usually associated with chronic infections or inflammations — compare granulocytosis, monocytosis

Other Words from lymphocytosis

lymphocytotic \ -​ˈtät-​ik How to pronounce lymphocytotic (audio) \ adjective

More from Merriam-Webster on lymphocytosis

Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about lymphocytosis

Comments on lymphocytosis

What made you want to look up lymphocytosis? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Challenging Vocabulary Quiz Returns!

  • stylized drawing of woman pole vaulting across gap to get trophy
  • Which is a synonym of fuliginous?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Citation

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!