leukocytoses

leukocytosis

[loo-koh-sahy-toh-sis]
noun Physiology, Pathology.
an increase in the number of white blood cells in the blood.


Origin:
1865–70; < Neo-Latin; see leukocyte, -osis

leukocytotic [loo-koh-sahy-tot-ik] , adjective
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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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