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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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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Blood or hematopoietic stem cells reside in the bone marrow and are responsible for replenishing blood and immune-system cells.
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