a decrease in the number of white blood cells in the blood.
Origin of leukopenia
< New Latin leucopenia,
equivalent to leuco- leuko-
+ Greek penía
poverty, akin to pénesthai
to be poor, toil; see -ia
Related formsleu·ko·pe·nic, adjective
Also called leu·ko·cy·to·pe·ni·a [loo-kuh-sahy-tuh-pee-nee-uh] /ˌlu kəˌsaɪ təˈpi ni ə/
Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019
Examples from the Web for leukopenia
Historical Examples of leukopenia
Decrease in number of leukocytes, or leukopenia, is not important.
Leukopenia has still another meaning in certain cases of severe anæmia, where it indicates a highly unfavourable prognosis.
It was the beginning stages, the harsh cough, the slight temperature, the leukopenia.
Related formsleu′ko•pe′nic adj.
An abnormally low number of white blood cells in the circulating blood.leukocytopenia
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