- an abnormal increase in the number of lymphocytes in the blood.
Origin of lymphocytosis
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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.
- an abnormally large number of lymphocytes in the blood: often found in diseases such as glandular fever and smallpox
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- 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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