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Granulocytosis

Definition
noun
An increase in the number of circulating granulocytes in the bloodstream.
Supplement
Granulocytosis is a feature of certain bacterial infections, autoimmune disease, and leukemia. It may involve an increase in the number of granulocytes such as neutrophils, eosinophils, and basophils in the blood.
Word origin: granulocyte + Greek –osis (an increase, a condition).
Compare: agranulocytosis.

See also: lymphocytosis, neutrophilia, eosinophilia, basophilia.


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