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leucopenia

esp US leukopenia

/ (ˌluːkəʊˈpiːnɪə) /
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noun

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

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Derived forms of leucopenia

leucopenic or esp US leukopenic, adjective

Word Origin for leucopenia

C19: from leuco- + Greek penia poverty
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Medical definitions for leucopenia

leucopenia
[ lōō′kə-pēnē-ə ]

n.

Variant ofleukopenia
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