a combining form meaning “making, formation,” used in the formation of compound words: hematopoiesis.

< Greek -poiēsis; see poesy, -sis

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n combining form
indicating the act of making or producing something specified: haematopoiesis
[from Greek, from poiēsis a making; see poesy]
adj combining form

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-poiesis suff.
Production; creation; formation: hemopoiesis.

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