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pleocytosis

Pronunciation: ple'o-si-to'sis

Definition: Presence of more cells than normal, often denoting leukocytosis and especially lymphocytosis or round cell infiltration; originally applied to the lymphocytosis of the cerebrospinal fluid present in syphilis of the central nervous system.

[pleo- + G. kytos, cell, + -osis, condition]

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