lymphocytosis etymology

English word lymphocytosis comes from English lymphocyte, English -osis

Detailed word origin of lymphocytosis

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
lymphocyte English (eng) (cytology, immunology) A type of white blood cell or leukocyte that is divided into two principal groups and a null group; B-lymphocytes, which produce antibodies in the humoral immune response, T-lymphocytes, which participate in the cell-mediated immune response and the null group, which contains natural killer cells, cytotoxic cells that participate in the innate immune response.
-osis English (eng) (pathology) functional disease or condition such as hepatosis. Formation, increase. Process, action.
lymphocytosis English (eng) (pathology) An increase in the number or proportion of lymphocytes in the blood.

Words with the same origin as lymphocytosis

Descendants of lymphocyte
alymphocytosis lymphocytic lymphokine
Descendants of -osis
acidosis amyloidosis cirrhosis cyanosis dermatophytosis fibrosis halitosis hemochromatosis hypnosis ketoacidosis koilocytosis leptospirosis leukosis lipofuscinosis lycoperdonosis mannosidosis mucolipidosis narcosis neurotic psittacosis psychosis sarcoidosis siderosis toxoplasmosis trichinosis