lymphocytosis

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

noun Pathology.

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

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Origin of lymphocytosis

First recorded in 1895–1900; lymphocyte + -osis

OTHER WORDS FROM lymphocytosis

lym·pho·cy·tot·ic [lim-foh-sahy-tot-ik] /ˌlɪm foʊ saɪˈtɒt ɪk/, adjective
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Example sentences 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

lymphocytosis
/ (ˌlɪmfəʊsaɪˈtəʊsɪs) /

noun

an abnormally large number of lymphocytes in the blood: often found in diseases such as glandular fever and smallpox

Derived forms of lymphocytosis

lymphocytotic (ˌlɪmfəʊsaɪˈtɒtɪk), adjective
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Medical definitions for lymphocytosis

lymphocytosis
[ lĭm′fō-sī-tōsĭs ]

n.

A condition marked by an abnormal increase in the number of lymphocytes in the bloodstream, usually resulting from infection or inflammation.lymphocythemia lymphocytic leukocytosis

Other words from lymphocytosis

lym′pho•cy•totic (-tŏtĭk) adj.
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