relative leukocytosis

rel·a·tive leu·ko·cy·to·sis

an increased proportion of one or more types of leukocytes in the circulating blood, without an actual increase in the total number of white blood cells.

rel·a·tive leu·ko·cy·to·sis

(rel'ă-tiv lū'kō-sī-tō'sis)
An increased proportion of one or more types of leukocytes in the circulating blood, without an actual increase in the total number of white blood cells.
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Three days later, results of a CBC revealed a relative leukocytosis, most likely caused by postoperative inflammation.

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