[ loo-koh-sahy-toh-sis ]

nounPhysiology, Pathology.

Other words from leucocytosis

  • leu·co·cy·tot·ic [loo-koh-sahy-tot-ik], /ˌlu koʊ saɪˈtɒt ɪk/, adjective

Words Nearby leucocytosis

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How to use leucocytosis in a sentence

  • With this, increased leucocytosis, increasing as recovery progresses, may be looked upon as a hopeful sign.

  • These have already proved that a leucocytosis occurs after some considerable time.

    Histology of the Blood | Paul Ehrlich
  • In cases of hæmorrhage the leucocytosis is increased by infusion of fluids into the circulation.

    Manual of Surgery | Alexis Thomson and Alexander Miles
  • The leucocytosis begins soon after the infection manifests itself—for example, by shivering, rigor, or rise of temperature.

    Manual of Surgery | Alexis Thomson and Alexander Miles
  • In this digestion leucocytosis the increase is chiefly in the polynuclear neutrophile leucocytes.

    Manual of Surgery | Alexis Thomson and Alexander Miles

British Dictionary definitions for leucocytosis


esp US leukocytosis

/ (ˌluːkəʊsaɪˈtəʊsɪs) /

  1. a gross increase in the number of white blood cells in the blood, usually as a response to an infection

Derived forms of leucocytosis

  • leucocytotic or esp US leukocytotic (ˌluːkəʊsaɪˈtɒtɪk), adjective

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