erythroblastosis

erythroblastosis

[ih-rith-roh-bla-stoh-sis]
noun Pathology.
1.
the presence of erythroblasts in the blood.
2.
Also called erythroblastosis fetalis [fi-tal-is] , erythroblastosis neonatorum [nee-uh-nuh-tawr-uhm, -tohr-] . this condition in the fetus or newborn, usually caused by an Rh incompatibility between mother and baby.

Origin:
1930–35; erythroblast + -osis

erythroblastotic [ih-rith-roh-bla-stot-ik] , adjective
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erythroblastosis (ɪˌrɪθrəʊblæˈstəʊsɪs)
 
n
1.  the abnormal presence of erythroblasts in the circulating blood
2.  Also called: erythroblastosis fetalis an anaemic blood disease of a fetus or newborn child, characterized by erythroblasts in the circulating blood: caused by a blood incompatibility between mother and fetus

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erythroblastosis e·ryth·ro·blas·to·sis (ĭ-rĭth'rō-blā-stō'sĭs)
n. pl. e·ryth·ro·blas·to·ses (-sēz)
The abnormal presence of erythroblasts in the blood.

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