erythropoiesis

[ih-rith-roh-poi-ee-sis]

noun

the production of red blood cells.

Nearby words

  1. erythrophilic,
  2. erythrophobia,
  3. erythroplakia,
  4. erythroplasia,
  5. erythroplasia of queyrat,
  6. erythropoietic porphyria,
  7. erythropoietic protoporphyria,
  8. erythropoietin,
  9. erythroprosopalgia,
  10. erythropsia

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

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British Dictionary definitions for erythropoiesis

erythropoiesis

noun

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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Medicine definitions for erythropoiesis

erythropoiesis

[ĭ-rĭth′rō-poi-ēsĭs]

n.

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


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