leukocytopenia

leukopenia

[loo-kuh-pee-nee-uh]
noun Medicine/Medical.
a decrease in the number of white blood cells in the blood.
Also, leucopenia.
Also called leukocytopenia [loo-kuh-sahy-tuh-pee-nee-uh] .


Origin:
1895–1900; < Neo-Latin leucopenia, equivalent to leuco- leuko- + Greek penía poverty, akin to pénesthai to be poor, toil; see -ia

leukopenic, adjective
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leukocytopenia leu·ko·cy·to·pe·ni·a (lōō'kə-sī'tə-pē'nē-ə)
n.
See leukopenia.

leukopenia leu·ko·pe·ni·a or leu·co·pe·ni·a (lōō'kə-pē'nē-ə)
n.
An abnormally low number of white blood cells in the circulating blood. Also called leukocytopenia.


leu'ko·pe'nic adj.
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