the production of red blood cells.

Origin of erythropoiesis

First recorded in 1915–20; erythro(cyte) + -poiesis
Related formse·ryth·ro·poi·et·ic [ih-rith-roh-poi-et-ik] /ɪˌrɪθ roʊ pɔɪˈɛt ɪk/, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for erythropoiesis



physiol the formation of red blood cells
Derived Formserythropoietic, adjective

Word Origin for erythropoiesis

C19: from erythro- + Greek poiēsis a making, from poiein to make
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erythropoiesis in Medicine




The formation or production of red blood cells.
Related formse•ryth′ro•poi•etic (-ĕtĭk) adj.
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