lymphocytosis[lim′fō sī tō′sis]
a condition characterized by an increase in the number of lymphocytes in the blood, as in acute or chronic infection
Origin of lymphocytosisModL: see lymphocyte + -osis
A condition marked by an abnormal increase in the number of lymphocytes in the bloodstream, usually resulting from infection or inflammation.
(countable and uncountable, plural lymphocytoses)
- (pathology) An increase in the number or proportion of lymphocytes in the blood