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polycythaemia

/ˌpɒlɪsaɪˈθiːmɪə/
noun
1.
an abnormal condition of the blood characterized by an increase in the number of red blood cells. It can occur as a primary disease of unknown cause (polycythaemia vera or erythraemia) or in association with respiratory or circulatory diseases
Word Origin
C19: from poly- + cyto- + -haemia
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polycythemia in Medicine

polycythemia pol·y·cy·the·mi·a (pŏl'ē-sī-thē'mē-ə)
n.
A condition characterized by an abnormal increase in the number of red blood cells in the blood. Also called erythrocythemia, hypercythemia, hypererythrocythemia, hyperglobulia.

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