An increased amount of the γ-globulins in the plasma, such as that frequently observed in chronic infectious diseases.

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hy·per·gam·ma·glob·u·lin·emia or chiefly Brit hy·per·gam·ma·glob·u·lin·ae·mia .hī-pər-.gam-ə-.gläb-yə-lə-'nē-mē-ə n the presence of an excess of gamma globulins in the blood
hy·per·gam·ma·glob·u·lin·emic or chiefly Brit hy·per·gam·ma·glob·u·lin·ae·mic -'nē-mik adj

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hy·per·gam·ma·glob·u·lin·emia (hi″pər-gam″ə-glob″u-lĭ-neґme-ə) an excess of gamma globulins in the blood, seen frequently in chronic infectious diseases.

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