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hemopoiesis

[hee-muh-poi-ee-sis, hem-uh-] /ˌhi mə pɔɪˈi sɪs, ˌhɛm ə-/
noun
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hemopoietic
[hee-muh-poi-et-ik, hem-uh-] /ˌhi mə pɔɪˈɛt ɪk, ˌhɛm ə-/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for hemopoiesis

haematopoiesis

/ˌhɛmətəʊpɔɪˈiːsɪs; ˌhiː-/
noun
1.
(physiol) Also called haematosis, haematogenesis. the formation of blood
Derived Forms
haematopoietic (ˌhɛmətəʊpɔɪˈɛtɪk; ˌhiː-), haemopoietic (ˌhiːməpɔɪˈɛtɪk; ˌhɛm-), (US) hematopoi'etic, (US) hemopoietic, adjective

haemopoiesis

/ˌhiːməʊpɔɪˈiːsɪs; ˌhɛm-/
noun
1.
(physiol) another name for haematopoiesis
Derived Forms
haemopoietic, (US) hemopoietic (ˌhiːməʊpɔɪˈɛtɪk; ˌhɛm-) adjective
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hemopoiesis in Medicine

hemopoiesis he·mo·poi·e·sis (hē'mə-poi-ē'sĭs)
n.
Variant of hematopoiesis.

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Encyclopedia Article for hemopoiesis

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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