relative polycythemia

n.

A relative increase in the number of red blood cells as a result of loss of the fluid portion of the blood.

Nearby words

  1. relative minor,
  2. relative molecular mass,
  3. relative permeability,
  4. relative permittivity,
  5. relative pitch,
  6. relative pronoun,
  7. relative scotoma,
  8. relative specificity,
  9. relative temperature scale,
  10. relative to


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