noun Pathology.

the condition of having a decreased number of cellular elements in the blood; hypocytosis.

Nearby words

  1. cytopathogenic,
  2. cytopathogenic virus,
  3. cytopathologic,
  4. cytopathology,
  5. cytopathy,
  6. cytophagic panniculitis,
  7. cytophagous,
  8. cytophagy,
  9. cytopharynx,
  10. cytophilic

Origin of cytopenia

cyto- + Greek penía poverty, want Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Medicine definitions for cytopenia




A deficiency or lack of cellular elements in the circulating blood.

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