[ lim-fuh-sahy-toh-sis ]
/ ˌlɪm fə saɪˈtoʊ sɪs /

noun Pathology.

an abnormal increase in the number of lymphocytes in the blood.

Nearby words

  1. lymphocytoblast,
  2. lymphocytoma,
  3. lymphocytoma cutis,
  4. lymphocytopenia,
  5. lymphocytopoiesis,
  6. lymphoduct,
  7. lymphoepithelioma,
  8. lymphogenesis,
  9. lymphogenous,
  10. lymphoglandula

Origin of lymphocytosis

First recorded in 1895–1900; lymphocyte + -osis

Related formslym·pho·cy·tot·ic [lim-foh-sahy-tot-ik] /ˌlɪm foʊ saɪˈtɒt ɪk/, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for lymphocytosis

  • Only one single substance has so far been mentioned in the literature as capable in itself of producing a lymphocytosis.

  • Doubtless in these cases also the lymphocytosis is due to the stimulation and swelling of the tracheobronchial glands.

British Dictionary definitions for lymphocytosis


/ (ˌlɪmfəʊsaɪˈtəʊsɪs) /


an abnormally large number of lymphocytes in the blood: often found in diseases such as glandular fever and smallpox
Derived Formslymphocytotic (ˌlɪmfəʊsaɪˈtɒtɪk), adjective

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Medicine definitions for lymphocytosis


[ lĭm′fō-sī-tōsĭs ]


A condition marked by an abnormal increase in the number of lymphocytes in the bloodstream, usually resulting from infection or inflammation.lymphocythemia lymphocytic leukocytosis
Related formslym′pho•cy•totic (-tŏtĭk) adj.

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