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mononucleosis Line breaks: mono|nucle¦osis
Pronunciation: /ˌmɒnə(ʊ)njuːklɪˈəʊsɪs/

Definition of mononucleosis in English:


[mass noun] Medicine
An abnormally high proportion of monocytes in the blood, especially associated with glandular fever.
Example sentences
  • Common benign causes include adenoviral illness in children, mononucleosis, and some pharmaceuticals, and these can usually be identified with a careful history and examination.
  • The flu gave way to mononucleosis and finally chronic fatigue syndrome, which sidelined him for several months.
  • These white blood cells help fight viral infections, and an increased number of ‘atypical’ lymphocytes usually indicates current infection with mononucleosis.

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