[throm-boh-poi-i-tn, ‐poi-et-n]
a hormone that induces bone marrow cells to form blood platelets.

1990–95; < Greek thrómbo(s) clot + poiēt(ḗs) maker; see -in2 Unabridged
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The protein, thrombopoietin, stimulates the production of particles known as platelets that help blood clotting.
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