agranulocytoses

agranulocytosis

[uh-gran-yuh-loh-sahy-toh-sis]
noun Pathology.
a serious, acute blood disease, sometimes related to drug or radiation therapy, characterized by extreme leukopenia, fever, and ulcerations of the mucous membranes.

Origin:
1925–30; a-6 + granulocyte + -osis

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agranulocytosis (əˌɡrænjʊləʊsaɪˈtəʊsɪs)
 
n
a serious and sometimes fatal illness characterized by a marked reduction of leucocytes, usually caused by hypersensitivity to certain drugs
 
[C20: New Latin; see a-1, granule, -cyte, -osis]

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agranulocytosis a·gran·u·lo·cy·to·sis (ā-grān'yə-lō-sī-tō'sĭs, ə-grān'-)
n.
An acute disease characterized by high fever, lesions of the mucous membranes and skin, and a sharp drop in circulating granular white blood cells.

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