Definition of leukocytosis in English:

Share this entry


Pronunciation: /ˌlo͞okəsīˈtōsis/
(British also leucocytosis)


An increase in the number of white cells in the blood, especially during an infection.
Example sentences
  • With Lazarus, he published a book that dealt with normal blood and the appearance of blood cells in various pathologic states, including leukocytosis, leukopenia, leukemia, and anemia.
  • A complete blood count may reveal leukocytosis or thrombocytopenia.
  • As an example, negativity of cultures does not preclude the possibility that this older woman with bilateral infiltrates, blood leukocytosis, and neutrophil lung infiltration had a lung infection.



Pronunciation: /-ˈtätik/

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: leu·ko·cy·to·sis

Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.