leucocytosis

[loo-koh-sahy-toh-sis]
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noun Physiology, Pathology.


Nearby words

  1. leuco base,
  2. leuco-,
  3. leucoblast,
  4. leucocratic,
  5. leucocyte,
  6. leucodepleted,
  7. leucoderma,
  8. leucoline,
  9. leucoma,
  10. leucomaine

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

leukocytosis

or leu·co·cy·to·sis

[loo-koh-sahy-toh-sis]

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

Related formsleu·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

noun

a gross increase in the number of white blood cells in the blood, usually as a response to an infection
Derived Formsleucocytotic or esp US leukocytotic (ˌluːkəʊsaɪˈtɒtɪk), adjective

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Medicine definitions for leucocytosis

leucocytosis

[lōō′kə-sī-tōsĭs]

n.

Variant ofleukocytosis

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.
Related formsleu′ko•cy•totic (-tŏtĭk) adj.


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