leucopenia

[loo-kuh-pee-nee-uh]

leukopenia

or leu·co·pe·ni·a

[loo-kuh-pee-nee-uh]
noun Medicine/Medical.
  1. 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 formsleu·ko·pe·nic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for leucopenia

leucopenia

esp US leukopenia

noun
  1. pathol an abnormal reduction in the number of white blood cells in the blood, characteristic of certain diseases
Derived Formsleucopenic or esp US leukopenic, adjective

Word Origin for leucopenia

C19: from leuco- + Greek penia poverty
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leucopenia in Medicine

leucopenia

[lōō′kə-pēnē-ə]
n.
  1. Variant ofleukopenia

leukopenia

n.
  1. An abnormally low number of white blood cells in the circulating blood.leukocytopenia
Related formsleu′ko•penic adj.
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