[ sahy-tuh-pee-nee-uh ]
/ ˌsaɪ təˈpi ni ə /

noun Pathology.

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

Origin of cytopenia

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

Medicine definitions for cytopenia


[ sī′tə-pēnē-ə ]


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

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