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leukopenia

or leu·co·pe·ni·a

[ loo-kuh-pee-nee-uh ]
/ ˌlu kəˈpi ni ə /
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noun Medicine/Medical.

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

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Also called leu·ko·cy·to·pe·ni·a [loo-kuh-sahy-tuh-pee-nee-uh]. /ˌlu kəˌsaɪ təˈpi ni ə/.

Origin of leukopenia

1895–1900; <New Latin leucopenia, equivalent to leuco-leuko- + Greek penía poverty, akin to pénesthai to be poor, toil; see -ia

OTHER WORDS FROM leukopenia

leu·ko·pe·nic, adjective
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Medical definitions for leukopenia

leukopenia

n.

An abnormally low number of white blood cells in the circulating blood.leukocytopenia

Other words from leukopenia

leu′ko•penic adj.
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