Definition of erythroblastosis in English:

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erythroblastosis

Pronunciation: /əˌriTHrōblaˈstōsəs/

noun

Medicine
1The abnormal presence of erythroblasts in the blood.
Example sentences
  • However, the clinical significance of peripheral erythroblastosis after hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) has not been evaluated.
  • The infected mice developed erythroblastosis in the spleen typical of the early phase of Friend disease.
1.1 (also erythroblastosis fetalis) another term for hemolytic disease of the newborn.
Example sentences
  • Pathologic causes include disorders such as sepsis, rubella, toxoplasmosis, occult hemorrhage, and erythroblastosis fetalis.
  • Rhesus disease (also called erythroblastosis fetalis) is a blood disease caused by the incompatibility of Rh factors between a fetus and a mother's red blood cells.

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Syllabification: e·ryth·ro·blas·to·sis

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