leukocytosis
noun Etymology: New Latin Date: 1866 an increase in the number of white blood cells in the circulating blood

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  • leukocytosis — [lo͞o΄kōsī tō′sis, lo͞o΄kəsī tō′sis] n. [ModL < LEUKOCYTE + OSIS] an increase in the number of leukocytes in the blood: it is a normal response to pregnancy and is found in certain intoxications and in many infections and cases of inflammation …   English World dictionary

  • Leukocytosis — DiseaseDisorder infobox Name = Leukocytosis ICD10 = ICD10|D|72|8|d|70 ICD9 = ICD9|288.3, ICD9|288.6x Caption = ICDO = OMIM = DiseasesDB = 33024 MedlinePlus = eMedicineSubj = eMedicineTopic = MeshID = D007964 Leukocytosis is a raised white blood… …   Wikipedia

  • leukocytosis — leukocytotic /looh koh suy tot ik/, adj. /looh koh suy toh sis/, n. Physiol., Pathol. an increase in the number of white blood cells in the blood. Also, leucocytosis. [1865 70; < NL; see LEUKOCYTE, OSIS] * * * ▪ medical disorder       abnormally… …   Universalium

  • leukocytosis — An abnormally large number of leukocytes, as observed in acute infections, inflammation, hemorrhage, and other conditions. A white blood cell count of 10,000 or more per mm3 usually indicates l. Most examples of l. represent a disproportionate… …   Medical dictionary

  • leukocytosis — n. increase in the number of white blood cells in the blood (also leucocytosis) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • leukocytosis — leu·ko·cy·to·sis …   English syllables

  • leukocytosis — leu•ko•cy•to•sis or leu•co•cy•to•sis [[t]ˌlu koʊ saɪˈtoʊ sɪs[/t]] n. pat phl an increase in the number of white blood cells in the blood • Etymology: 1865–70 …   From formal English to slang

  • leukocytosis — /ˌlukoʊsaɪˈtoʊsəs/ (say .loohkohsuy tohsuhs) noun the presence of an increased number of leukocytes in the blood, especially when temporary, as in infection, and not due to leukaemia. Also, leucocytosis. {New Latin. See leukocyte, osis}… …   Australian English dictionary

  • leukocytosis —    Having abnormally high numbers of white blood cells, usually the result of a non viral infection …   Herbal-medical glossary

  • leukocytosis — noun an abnormal increase in the number of white blood cells in the blood as a result of infection (as in leukemia) • Syn: ↑leucocytosis • Hypernyms: ↑blood disease, ↑blood disorder …   Useful english dictionary

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