histiocytosis

noun

his·​tio·​cy·​to·​sis -ˈtō-səs How to pronounce histiocytosis (audio)
plural histiocytoses -ˌsēz How to pronounce histiocytosis (audio)
: abnormal multiplication of macrophages
Langerhans cell histiocytosis
broadly : a condition characterized by such multiplication

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“Histiocytosis.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/histiocytosis. Accessed 19 Jul. 2024.

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