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thrombocytosis

noun throm·bo·cy·to·sis \ ˌthräm-bə-ˌsī-ˈtō-səs \

medical Definition of thrombocytosis

plural thrombocytoses play \-ˈtō-sēz\
: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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