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leukopenia

[loo-kuh-pee-nee-uh] /ˌlu kəˈpi ni ə/
noun, Medicine/Medical
1.
a decrease in the number of white blood cells in the blood.
Also, leucopenia.
Also called leukocytopenia
[loo-kuh-sahy-tuh-pee-nee-uh] /ˌlu kəˌsaɪ təˈpi ni ə/ (Show IPA)
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Origin of leukopenia
1895-1900
1895-1900; < New Latin leucopenia, equivalent to leuco- leuko- + Greek penía poverty, akin to pénesthai to be poor, toil; see -ia
Related forms
leukopenic, adjective
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  • leukopenia and neutropenia due to splenomegaly with splenic margination.
British Dictionary definitions for leukopenia

leucopenia

/ˌluːkəʊˈpiːnɪə/
noun
1.
(pathol) an abnormal reduction in the number of white blood cells in the blood, characteristic of certain diseases
Derived Forms
leucopenic, especially (US) leukopenic, adjective
Word Origin
C19: from leuco- + Greek penia poverty
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leukopenia in Medicine

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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