Definition of reticuloendotheliosis in English:

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reticuloendotheliosis

Pronunciation: /rəˌtikyəlōˌendōˌTHēlēˈōsəs/

noun

Medicine
Overgrowth of some part of the reticuloendothelial system, causing isolated swelling of the bone marrow and in severe cases the destruction of the bones of the skull.
Example sentences
  • A molecular analysis of the new form of the virus in the United States and in Australia shows the integration of a retrovirus, avian reticuloendotheliosis virus, into its genome.
  • Testing of free-ranging greater and Attwater's prairie chickens for reticuloendotheliosis is recommended prior to translocation or release.
  • A patient with leukemic reticuloendotheliosis had splenomegaly, neutropenia, and a severe underproduction anemia.

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Syllabification: re·tic·u·lo·en·do·the·li·o·sis

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