Definition of Polycythaemia

1. Noun. (alternative spelling of polycythemia) ¹



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Medical Definition of Polycythaemia

1. Increase in the haemoglobin content of the blood, either because of a reduction in plasma volume or an increase in red cell numbers. The latter may be a result of abnormal proliferation of red cell precursors (polycythaemia vera, Vaquez Osler disease). Origin: Gr. Haima = blood This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Polycythaemia

polycystic
polycystic disease of kidneys
polycystic kidney
polycystic kidney disease
polycystic ovarian disease
polycystic ovary
polycystid
polycystidea
polycystids
polycystina
polycystine
polycystines
polycythaemia (current term)
polycythaemia rubra vera
polycythaemia vera
polycythaemic
polycythemia
polycythemia hypertonica
polycythemia rubra
polycythemia rubra vera
polycythemia vera
polycythemias
polycythemic
polycytidylic
polycyttaria
polydactyl
polydactylies

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