polycythemia

noun poly·cy·the·mia \ ˌpä-lē-(ˌ)sī-ˈthē-mē-ə \

Definition of polycythemia

: a condition marked by an abnormal increase in the number of circulating red blood cells; specifically : polycythemia vera

polycythemic

play \ˌpä-lē-(ˌ)sī-ˈthē-mik\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of polycythemia

New Latin, from poly- + cyt- + -hemia


Medical Dictionary

polycythemia

noun poly·cy·the·mia
variants: or chiefly British polycythaemia play \-(ˌ)sī-ˈthē-mē-ə\

medical Definition of polycythemia

: a condition marked by an abnormal increase in the number of circulating red blood cells; especially : polycythemia vera — compare erythrocytosis

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