from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The presence of an abnormally large number of white blood cells with single nuclei in the bloodstream.
- n. Infectious mononucleosis.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A viral infection marked by extreme fatigue, high fever, and swollen lymph nodes, caused by an unusually high number of monocytes.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an acute disease characterized by fever and swollen lymph nodes and an abnormal increase of mononuclear leucocytes or monocytes in the bloodstream; not highly contagious; some believe it can be transmitted by kissing
mono- + nucle(us) + -osis.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
mono- + nucleus + -osis (Wiktionary)