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a combining form occurring in adjectives that correspond to nouns ending in -poiesis: hematopoietic.



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Origin of -poietic

<Greek -poiētikos.See poetic
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  • In Rolland's case it was not simply Wagner the artist who exercised this influence, but Wagner the universal poietic personality.

    Romain Rolland|Stefan Zweig
  • Tolstoi, the only modern who seems to him poietic, as the great men of an earlier day were poietic, is his teacher and master.

    Romain Rolland|Stefan Zweig

Medical definitions for -poietic



Productive; formative:galactopoietic.
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