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leu·ko·cy·to·sisalso leu·co·cy·to·sis (lo͞o′kə-sī-tō′sĭs)
n. pl. leu·ko·cy·to·ses (-sēz) also leu·co·cy·to·ses
An abnormally large increase in the number of white blood cells in the blood, often occurring during an acute infection or inflammation.
leu′ko·cy·tot′ic (-tŏt′ĭk) adj.
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or leu•co•cy•to•sis(ˌlu koʊ saɪˈtoʊ sɪs)
an increase in the number of white blood cells in the blood.
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|Noun||1.||leukocytosis - an abnormal increase in the number of white blood cells in the blood as a result of infection (as in leukemia)|
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