- a decrease in the number of white blood cells in the blood.
Origin of leukopenia
Also called leu·ko·cy·to·pe·ni·a [loo-kuh-sahy-tuh-pee-nee-uh] /ˌlu kəˌsaɪ təˈpi ni ə/.
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Examples from the Web for leukopenia
Decrease in number of leukocytes, or leukopenia, is not important.A Manual of Clinical Diagnosis
James Campbell Todd
Leukopenia has still another meaning in certain cases of severe anæmia, where it indicates a highly unfavourable prognosis.Histology of the Blood
It was the beginning stages, the harsh cough, the slight temperature, the leukopenia.Pandemic
Jesse Franklin Bone
- An abnormally low number of white blood cells in the circulating blood.leukocytopenia
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