- a combining form meaning “making, formation,” used in the formation of compound words: hematopoiesis.
Origin of -poiesis
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- indicating the act of making or producing something specifiedhaematopoiesis
Word Origin for -poiesis
from Greek, from poiēsis a making; see poesy
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- Production; creation; formation:hemopoiesis.
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