oli·go·cy·the·mia or chiefly Brit oli·go·cy·thae·mia -.sī-'thē-mē-ə n deficiency in the total number of red blood cells present in the body compare ANEMIA (1)
oli·go·cy·the·mic or chiefly Brit oli·go·cy·thae·mic -'thē-mik adj

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  • oligocythemia — n. type of anemia characterized by the reduction of corpuscles in the blood (Pathology) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • oligocythemia — ol·i·go·cy·the·mia …   English syllables

  • oligocythemia — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Anemia — The condition of having less than the normal number of red blood cells or less than the normal quantity of hemoglobin in the blood. The oxygen carrying capacity of the blood is, therefore, decreased. Persons with anemia may feel tired and fatigue …   Medical dictionary

  • ολιγοκυτταραιμία — και ολιγοκυθαιμία, η εἶδος αναιμίας, κατά την οποία το αίμα περιέχει λιγότερα αιμοσφαίρια από το φυσιολογικό. [ΕΤΥΜΟΛ. Αντιδάνεια λ., πρβλ. αγγλ. oligocythemia < ολιγ(ο) (βλ. λ. λιγο ) + cyt (βλ. λ. κύτταρο ) + αιμία (< αίμα)] …   Dictionary of Greek

  • oligocythemic — adj. pertaining to oligocythemia …   English contemporary dictionary

  • oligocythaemia — /ˌɒləgoʊsaɪˈθimiə/ (say .oluhgohsuy theemeeuh) noun a form of anaemia in which there is a reduction in the number of corpuscles in the blood. Also, oligocythemia. {oligo + cyt(o) + (h)aemia} Usage: For spelling variation see haemo …   Australian-English dictionary

  • oligocythemic — adjective see oligocythemia …   Useful english dictionary

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