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erythropoiesis

[ih-rith-roh-poi-ee-sis] /ɪˌrɪθ roʊ pɔɪˈi sɪs/
noun
1.
the production of red blood cells.
Origin of erythropoiesis
1915-1920
First recorded in 1915-20; erythro(cyte) + -poiesis
Related forms
erythropoietic
[ih-rith-roh-poi-et-ik] /ɪˌrɪθ roʊ pɔɪˈɛt ɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for erythropoiesis

erythropoiesis

/ɪˌrɪθrəʊpɔɪˈiːsɪs/
noun
1.
(physiol) the formation of red blood cells
Derived Forms
erythropoietic, adjective
Word Origin
C19: from erythro- + Greek poiēsis a making, from poiein to make
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erythropoiesis in Medicine

erythropoiesis e·ryth·ro·poi·e·sis (ĭ-rĭth'rō-poi-ē'sĭs)
n.
The formation or production of red blood cells.


e·ryth'ro·poi·et'ic (-ět'ĭk) adj.
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