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leucopoiesis

[loo-koh-poi-ee-sis] /ˌlu koʊ pɔɪˈi sɪs/
noun
Related forms
leucopoietic
[loo-koh-poi-et-ik] /ˌlu koʊ pɔɪˈɛt ɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective

leukopoiesis

or leucopoiesis

[loo-koh-poi-ee-sis] /ˌlu koʊ pɔɪˈi sɪs/
noun
1.
the formation and development of white blood cells.
Origin of leukopoiesis
1910-1915
From the New Latin word leucopoiesis, dating back to 1910-15. See leuko-, -poiesis
Related forms
leukopoietic
[loo-koh-poi-et-ik] /ˌlu koʊ pɔɪˈɛt ɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for leucopoiesis

leucopoiesis

/ˌluːkəʊpɔɪˈiːsɪs/
noun
1.
(physiol) formation of leucocytes in the body Also called leucocytopoiesis
Derived Forms
leucopoietic, especially (US) leukopoietic (ˌluːkəʊpɔɪˈɛtɪk) adjective
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leucopoiesis in Medicine

leukopoiesis leu·ko·poi·e·sis (lōō'kō-poi-ē'sĭs)
n.
The formation and development of the various types of white blood cells. Also called leukocytopoiesis.


leu'ko·poi·et'ic (-ět'ĭk) adj.
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