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noun Pathology.
  1. 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
Related formslym·pho·cy·tot·ic [lim-foh-sahy-tot-ik] /ˌlɪm foʊ saɪˈtɒt ɪk/, adjective
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Examples from the Web for lymphocytosis

Historical Examples

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

    Histology of the Blood

    Paul Ehrlich

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

British Dictionary definitions for lymphocytosis


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


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