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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Medicine definitions for leukocytopenia (1 of 2)

leukocytopenia

[ lōō′kə-sī′tə-pēnē-ə ]

n.

leukopenia

Medicine definitions for leukocytopenia (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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