erythropenia

noun

the presence of decreased numbers of erythrocytes in the blood, as occurs in some forms of anaemiaAlso called: erythrocytopenia

Nearby words

  1. erythromelalgia,
  2. erythromycin,
  3. erythron,
  4. erythroneocytosis,
  5. erythronium,
  6. erythrophagia,
  7. erythrophagocytosis,
  8. erythrophil,
  9. erythrophilic,
  10. erythrophobia

Word Origin for erythropenia

from erythro- + Greek penia poverty

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Medicine definitions for erythropenia

erythropenia

[ĭ-rĭth′rō-pēnē-ə]

n.

A deficiency in the number of red blood cells.

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