erythropenia

/ (ɪˌrɪθrəʊˈpiːnɪə) /

noun

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

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Word Origin for erythropenia

from erythro- + Greek penia poverty
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Medical definitions for erythropenia

erythropenia
[ ĭ-rĭth′rō-pēnē-ə ]

n.

A deficiency in the number of red blood cells.
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