hematopoiesis

hematopoiesis

[hi-mat-oh-poi-ee-sis, hee-muh-toh-, hem-uh-]
noun
the formation of blood.
Also called hematogenesis.


Origin:
1850–55; < Neo-Latin haematopoiēsis. See hemato-, -poiesis

hematopoietic [hee-muh-toh-poi-et-ik, hem-uh-] , adjective
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haematopoiesis, haemopoiesis, hematopoiesis or hemopoiesis (ˌhɛmətəʊpɔɪˈiːsɪs, ˌhiː-)
 
n
physiol haematosis, Also called: haematogenesis the formation of blood
 
haemopoiesis, haemopoiesis, hematopoiesis or hemopoiesis
 
n
 
hematopoiesis, haemopoiesis, hematopoiesis or hemopoiesis
 
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hemopoiesis, haemopoiesis, hematopoiesis or hemopoiesis
 
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haematopoietic, haemopoiesis, hematopoiesis or hemopoiesis
 
 
haemopoietic, haemopoiesis, hematopoiesis or hemopoiesis
 
 
hemopoi'etic, haemopoiesis, hematopoiesis or hemopoiesis
 
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hematopoiesis he·ma·to·poi·e·sis (hē'mə-tō-poi-ē'sĭs, hĭ-māt'ə-) or he·mo·poi·e·sis (hē'mə-)
n.
The formation of blood or blood cells in the living body. Also called hematogenesis, sanguification.


he'ma·to·poi·et'ic (-ět'ĭk) adj.
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hematopoiesis

continuous process by which the cellular constituents of blood are replenished as needed. Blood cells are divided into three groups: the red blood cells (erythrocytes), the white blood cells (leukocytes), and the blood platelets (thrombocytes). The white blood cells are subdivided into three broad groups: granulocytes, lymphocytes, and monocytes.

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