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erythropoiesis

[ ih-rith-roh-poi-ee-sis ]
/ ɪˌrɪθ roʊ pɔɪˈi sɪs /
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noun
the production of red blood cells.
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Origin of erythropoiesis

First recorded in 1915–20; erythro(cyte) + -poiesis

OTHER WORDS FROM erythropoiesis

e·ryth·ro·poi·et·ic [ih-rith-roh-poi-et-ik], /ɪˌrɪθ roʊ pɔɪˈɛt ɪk/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for erythropoiesis

erythropoiesis
/ (ɪˌrɪθrəʊpɔɪˈiːsɪs) /

noun
physiol the formation of red blood cells

Derived forms of erythropoiesis

erythropoietic, adjective

Word Origin for erythropoiesis

C19: from erythro- + Greek poiēsis a making, from poiein to make
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Medical definitions for erythropoiesis

erythropoiesis
[ ĭ-rĭth′rō-poi-ēsĭs ]

n.
The formation or production of red blood cells.

Other words from erythropoiesis

e•ryth′ro•poi•etic (-ĕtĭk) adj.
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