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Medical Term:

hypercythemia

Pronunciation: hi'per-si-the'me-a

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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