thrombocytosis

noun
throm·​bo·​cy·​to·​sis | \ ˌthräm-bə-ˌsī-ˈtō-səs How to pronounce thrombocytosis (audio) \
plural thrombocytoses\ -​ˈtō-​sēz How to pronounce thrombocytoses (audio) \

Medical Definition of thrombocytosis

: increase and especially abnormal increase in the number of platelets in the blood that typically occurs in association with a myeloproliferative disorder (as thrombocythemia or chronic myelogenous leukemia) or as a nonspecific response to an underlying disorder or disease (as a systemic infection) also : thrombocythemia

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“Thrombocytosis.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/thrombocytosis. Accessed 7 Jun. 2020.

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