Medical Term:

hypercythemia

Pronunciation: hī′pĕr-sī-thē′mē-ă

Definition: The presence of an abnormally high number of red blood cells in the circulating blood.

Synonym(s): hypererythrocythemia, polycythemia

[hyper- + G. kytos, cell, + haima, blood]

See Also: polycythemia

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