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leukocytosis

[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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leukocytotic in Medicine

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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