leucocytosis

[ loo-koh-sahy-toh-sis ]
/ ˌlu koʊ saɪˈtoʊ sɪs /

noun Physiology, Pathology.

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OTHER WORDS FROM leucocytosis

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

Definition for leucocytosis (2 of 2)

leukocytosis

or leu·co·cy·to·sis

[ loo-koh-sahy-toh-sis ]
/ ˌlu koʊ saɪˈtoʊ sɪs /

noun Physiology, Pathology.

an increase in the number of white blood cells in the blood.

Origin of leukocytosis

From New Latin, dating back to 1865–70; see origin at leukocyte, -osis

OTHER WORDS FROM leukocytosis

leu·ko·cy·tot·ic [loo-koh-sahy-tot-ik] /ˌlu koʊ saɪˈtɒt ɪk/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for leucocytosis

leucocytosis

esp US leukocytosis

/ (ˌluːkəʊsaɪˈtəʊsɪs) /

noun

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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Medical definitions for leucocytosis (1 of 2)

leucocytosis
[ lōō′kə-sī-tōsĭs ]

n.

Variant ofleukocytosis

Medical definitions for leucocytosis (2 of 2)

leukocytosis

n. pl. leu•ko•cy•to•ses (-sēz)

An abnormally large increase in the number of white blood cells in the blood, often occurring during an acute infection or inflammation.

Other words from leukocytosis

leu′ko•cy•totic (-tŏtĭk) adj.
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