oligocythemia

noun
oli·​go·​cy·​the·​mia
variants: or chiefly British oligocythaemia \ -​ˌsī-​ˈthē-​mē-​ə How to pronounce oligocythemia (audio) \

Medical Definition of oligocythemia

: deficiency in the total number of red blood cells present in the body — compare anemia sense 1

Other Words from oligocythemia

oligocythemic or chiefly British oligocythaemic \ -​ˈthē-​mik How to pronounce oligocythemia (audio) \ adjective

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“Oligocythemia.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/oligocythemia. Accessed 16 Apr. 2021.

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