erythrocytosis

noun
eryth·​ro·​cy·​to·​sis | \ i-ˌrith-rə-ˌsī-ˈtō-səs How to pronounce erythrocytosis (audio) \
plural erythrocytoses\ -​ˈtō-​ˌsēz How to pronounce erythrocytosis (audio) \

Medical Definition of erythrocytosis

: an increase in the number of circulating red blood cells especially resulting from a known stimulus (as hypoxia) — compare polycythemia

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“Erythrocytosis.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/erythrocytosis. Accessed 25 Jul. 2021.

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