[ hee-muh-toh-poi-et-ik, hem-uh- ]

  1. of or relating to hematopoiesis, the formation of blood or blood cells:A hematopoietic stem cell transplant is currently the only treatment that can cure MDS, a disease of the bone marrow.

Origin of hematopoietic

First recorded in 1860–65; hematopoie(sis) + -tic
  • Sometimes he·mo·poi·et·ic [hee-muh-poi-et-ik, hem-uh-] /ˌhi mə pɔɪˈɛt ɪk, ˌhɛm ə-/ .

Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024