leucopoiesis

[ loo-koh-poi-ee-sis ]
/ ˌlu koʊ pɔɪˈi sɪs /

noun

Related forms

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

Definition for leucopoiesis (2 of 2)

leukopoiesis

or leu·co·poi·e·sis

[ loo-koh-poi-ee-sis ]
/ ˌlu koʊ pɔɪˈi sɪs /

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 forms

leu·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

/ (ˌluːkəʊpɔɪˈiːsɪs) /

noun

physiol formation of leucocytes in the bodyAlso called: leucocytopoiesis

Derived Forms

leucopoietic 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 forms

leu′ko•poi•etic (-ĕtĭk) adj.
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