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polycythemia

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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