[ hi-mat-oh-poi-ee-sis, hee-muh-toh-, hem-uh- ]
/ hɪˌmæt oʊ pɔɪˈi sɪs, ˈhi mə toʊ-, ˌhɛm ə- /


the formation of blood.

Origin of hematopoiesis

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

Related forms

he·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


[ hē′mə-tō-poi-ēsĭs, hĭ-măt′ə- ]


The formation of blood or blood cells in the living body.hematogenesis sanguification

Related forms

he′ma•to•poi•etic (-ĕtĭk) adj.
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