leukopenia

or leu·co·pe·ni·a

[loo-kuh-pee-nee-uh]

noun Medicine/Medical.

a decrease in the number of white blood cells in the blood.

Nearby words

  1. leukon,
  2. leukonecrosis,
  3. leukonychia,
  4. leukopathia,
  5. leukopedesis,
  6. leukopenic index,
  7. leukopenic leukemia,
  8. leukoplakia,
  9. leukoplakia vulvae,
  10. leukoplasia

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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Medicine definitions for leukocytopenia

leukocytopenia

[lōō′kə-sī′tə-pēnē-ə]

n.

leukopenia

leukopenia

n.

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


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