Definition of agranulocytosis in English:

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Pronunciation: /əˌɡranjʊlə(ʊ)sʌɪˈtəʊsɪs/


[mass noun] Medicine
A deficiency of granulocytes in the blood, causing increased vulnerability to infection.
Example sentences
  • The latter one leads to agranulocytosis; hence monitoring blood investigations is necessary.
  • In the United Kingdom the drug may only be prescribed by registered consultant psychiatrists; this reflects the serious adverse effect profile of the drug, which includes agranulocytosis.
  • None of the patients on the drug developed agranulocytosis.


Early 20th century: from a-1 + granulocyte + -osis.

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