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agranulocytosis

[uh-gran-yuh-loh-sahy-toh-sis]
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noun Pathology.
  1. 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
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British Dictionary definitions for agranulocytosis

agranulocytosis

noun
  1. 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

(ā-grăn′yə-lō-sī-tōsĭs, ə-grăn′-)
n.
  1. 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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