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cytostasis

Pronunciation: si-tos'ta-sis

Definition: The slowing of movement and accumulation of blood cells, especially polymorphonuclear leukocytes, in the capillaries, as in a region of inflammation; obstruction of a capillary as the result of accumulated leukocytes.

[cyto- + G. stasis, standing]

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