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polycythemia pol·y·cy·the·mi·a (pŏl’ē-sī-thē’mē-ə)
A condition characterized by an abnormal increase in the number of red blood cells in the blood. Also called erythrocythemia, hypercythemia, hypererythrocythemia, hyperglobulia.


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