leucopoiesis

[loo-koh-poi-ee-sis]

noun


Nearby words

  1. leucomaine,
  2. leucon,
  3. leucopenia,
  4. leucoplakia,
  5. leucoplast,
  6. leucorrhea,
  7. leucorrhoea,
  8. leucosis,
  9. leucothea,
  10. leucothoe

Related formsleu·co·poi·et·ic [loo-koh-poi-et-ik] /ˌlu koʊ pɔɪˈɛt ɪk/, adjective

leukopoiesis

or leu·co·poi·e·sis

[loo-koh-poi-ee-sis]

noun

the formation and development of white blood cells.

Origin of leukopoiesis

From the New Latin word leucopoiesis, dating back to 1910–15. See leuko-, -poiesis

Related formsleu·ko·poi·et·ic [loo-koh-poi-et-ik] /ˌlu koʊ pɔɪˈɛt ɪk/, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for leucopoiesis

leucopoiesis

esp US leukopoiesis

noun

physiol formation of leucocytes in the bodyAlso called: leucocytopoiesis
Derived Formsleucopoietic or esp US leukopoietic (ˌluːkəʊpɔɪˈɛtɪk), adjective

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Medicine definitions for leucopoiesis

leukopoiesis

[lōō′kō-poi-ēsĭs]

n.

The formation and development of the various types of white blood cells.leukocytopoiesis
Related formsleu′ko•poi•etic (-ĕtĭk) adj.


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