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leucocytosis

[loo-koh-sahy-toh-sis] /ˌlu koʊ saɪˈtoʊ sɪs/
noun, Physiology, Pathology
Related forms
leucocytotic
[loo-koh-sahy-tot-ik] /ˌlu koʊ saɪˈtɒt ɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective

leukocytosis

or leucocytosis

[loo-koh-sahy-toh-sis] /ˌlu koʊ saɪˈtoʊ sɪs/
noun, Physiology, Pathology
1.
an increase in the number of white blood cells in the blood.
Origin of leukocytosis
1865-1870
1865-70; < New Latin; see leukocyte, -osis
Related forms
leukocytotic
[loo-koh-sahy-tot-ik] /ˌlu koʊ saɪˈtɒt ɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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Examples from the Web for leucocytosis
Historical Examples
  • The leucocytosis begins soon after the infection manifests itself—for example, by shivering, rigor, or rise of temperature.

    Manual of Surgery Alexis Thomson and Alexander Miles
  • The possibility of the three high temperatures with leucocytosis being due to intercurrent infections must be considered.

    Benign Stupors August Hoch
  • These three cases, then, had marked febrile reactions and leucocytosis.

    Benign Stupors August Hoch
  • The problem of leucocytosis is one of the most keenly debated questions of modern medicine.

    Histology of the Blood Paul Ehrlich
  • Very important conclusions on the interesting question of leucocytosis can be drawn from these observations.

    Histology of the Blood Paul Ehrlich
  • The passive form of leucocytosis corresponds to the different kinds of lymphæmia, including that of leukæmia.

    Histology of the Blood Paul Ehrlich
  • Just prior to the onset of an exacerbation the leucocytosis is low.

  • Virchow, the discoverer of leucocytosis, advocated the view, that it resulted from an increased stimulation of the lymph glands.

    Histology of the Blood Paul Ehrlich
  • Again, a marked concentration of the blood, shown by erythrocytosis and leucocytosis, indicates starvation.

  • The leucocytosis which accompanies acute and chronic anæmic conditions, especially posthæmorrhagic.

    Histology of the Blood Paul Ehrlich
British Dictionary definitions for leucocytosis

leucocytosis

/ˌluːkəʊsaɪˈtəʊsɪs/
noun
1.
a gross increase in the number of white blood cells in the blood, usually as a response to an infection
Derived Forms
leucocytotic, especially (US) leukocytotic (ˌluːkəʊsaɪˈtɒtɪk) adjective
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leucocytosis in Medicine

leucocytosis leu·co·cy·to·sis (lōō'kə-sī-tō'sĭs)
n.
Variant of leukocytosis.

leukocytosis leu·ko·cy·to·sis or leu·co·cy·to·sis (lōō'kə-sī-tō'sĭs)
n. pl. leu·ko·cy·to·ses (-sēz)
An abnormally large increase in the number of white blood cells in the blood, often occurring during an acute infection or inflammation.


leu'ko·cy·tot'ic (-tŏt'ĭk) adj.
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