a disorder characterized by a significant decrease of granulocytes in the blood and often resulting in high fever, weakness, and ulceration of the mucous membranes
Origin of agranulocytosisa- + granulocyt(e) + -osis
An acute condition characterized by a marked decrease in circulating granulocytes, especially neutrophils, and often leading to infection. It is usually drug-induced or caused by exposure to radiation or toxic chemicals.
(countable and uncountable, plural agranulocytoses)
a- + granulocyte + -osis