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[uh-gran-yuh-loh-sahy-toh-sis] /əˌgræn yə loʊ saɪˈtoʊ sɪs/
noun, Pathology.
a serious, acute blood disease, sometimes related to drug or radiation therapy, characterized by extreme leukopenia, fever, and ulcerations of the mucous membranes.
Origin of agranulocytosis
First recorded in 1925-30; a-6 + granulocyte + -osis Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for agranulocytosis


a serious and sometimes fatal illness characterized by a marked reduction of leucocytes, usually caused by hypersensitivity to certain drugs
Word Origin
C20: New Latin; see a-1, granule, -cyte, -osis
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agranulocytosis in Medicine

agranulocytosis a·gran·u·lo·cy·to·sis (ā-grān'yə-lō-sī-tō'sĭs, ə-grān'-)
An acute disease characterized by high fever, lesions of the mucous membranes and skin, and a sharp drop in circulating granular white blood cells.

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