leucopenia

[ loo-kuh-pee-nee-uh ]
/ ˌlu kəˈpi ni ə /

noun Medicine/Medical.

Definition for leucopenia (2 of 2)

leukopenia

or leu·co·pe·ni·a

[ loo-kuh-pee-nee-uh ]
/ ˌlu kəˈpi ni ə /

noun Medicine/Medical.

a decrease in the number of white blood cells in the blood.

Origin of leukopenia

1895–1900; < New Latin leucopenia, equivalent to leuco- leuko- + Greek penía poverty, akin to pénesthai to be poor, toil; see -ia
Also called leu·ko·cy·to·pe·ni·a [loo-kuh-sahy-tuh-pee-nee-uh] /ˌlu kəˌsaɪ təˈpi ni ə/.

Related forms

leu·ko·pe·nic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for leucopenia

leucopenia

esp US leukopenia

/ (ˌluːkəʊˈpiːnɪə) /

noun

pathol an abnormal reduction in the number of white blood cells in the blood, characteristic of certain diseases

Derived Forms

leucopenic or esp US leukopenic, adjective

Word Origin for leucopenia

C19: from leuco- + Greek penia poverty
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Medicine definitions for leucopenia (1 of 2)

leucopenia

[ lōō′kə-pēnē-ə ]

n.

Variant ofleukopenia

Medicine definitions for leucopenia (2 of 2)

leukopenia


n.

An abnormally low number of white blood cells in the circulating blood.leukocytopenia

Related forms

leu′ko•penic adj.
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