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leukocytosis

or leu·co·cy·to·sis

[ loo-koh-sahy-toh-sis ]
/ ˌlu koʊ saɪˈtoʊ sɪs /
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noun Physiology, Pathology.

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

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Origin of leukocytosis

From New Latin, dating back to 1865–70; see origin at leukocyte, -osis
leu·ko·cy·tot·ic [loo-koh-sahy-tot-ik], /ˌlu koʊ saɪˈtɒt ɪk/, adjective
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Medical definitions for leukocytosis

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.
leu′ko•cy•totic (-tŏtĭk) adj.
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