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[noo-truh-pee-nee-uh, nyoo-] /ˌnu trəˈpi ni ə, ˌnyu-/
noun, Medicine/Medical
a decrease in the number of neutrophils in the blood:
mild, moderate, or severe neutropenia.
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neutropenic, adjective Unabridged
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  • Leukopenia and neutropenia due to splenomegaly with splenic margination.
British Dictionary definitions for neutropenia


an abnormal reduction in the number of neutrophils in the blood, as seen in certain anaemias and leukaemias
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neutropenia in Medicine

neutropenia neu·tro·pe·ni·a (nōō'trə-pē'nē-ə, nyōō'-)
The presence of abnormally small numbers of neutrophils in the blood. Also called neutrophilic leukopenia.

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