Mononucleosis meaning

mŏnō-no͝oklē-ōsĭs, -nyo͝o-
The presence of an abnormally large number of white blood cells with single nuclei in the bloodstream.
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Infectious mononucleosis.
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The presence in the blood of an excessive number of cells having a single nucleus.
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The presence of an abnormally large number of white blood cells with single nuclei in the bloodstream.
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Infectious mononucleosis.
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A common infectious disease usually affecting young people, caused by the Epstein-Barr virus and characterized by fever, sore throat, swollen lymph nodes, and fatigue. The symptoms may last for several weeks.
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(pathology) A viral infection marked by extreme fatigue, high fever, and swollen lymph nodes, caused by an unusually high number of monocytes.
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Origin of mononucleosis

  • mono– nucle(us) –osis

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • mono- +"Ž nucleus +"Ž -osis

    From Wiktionary