hematopoiesis

[hi-mat-oh-poi-ee-sis, hee-muh-toh-, hem-uh-]

noun

the formation of blood.

Nearby words

  1. hematomyelopore,
  2. hematopathology,
  3. hematophagous,
  4. hematophyte,
  5. hematoplastic,
  6. hematopoietic gland,
  7. hematopoietic system,
  8. hematoporphyria,
  9. hematoporphyrin,
  10. hematopsia


Origin of hematopoiesis

From the New Latin word haematopoiēsis, dating back to 1850–55. See hemato-, -poiesis

Also called hematogenesis.

Related formshe·ma·to·poi·et·ic [hee-muh-toh-poi-et-ik, hem-uh-] /ˌhi mə toʊ pɔɪˈɛt ɪk, ˌhɛm ə-/, adjective

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Medicine definitions for hematopoiesis

hematopoiesis

[hē′mə-tō-poi-ēsĭs, hĭ-măt′ə-]

n.

The formation of blood or blood cells in the living body.hematogenesis sanguification
Related formshe′ma•to•poi•etic (-ĕtĭk) adj.


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