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leukopoiesis

or leu·co·poi·e·sis

[ loo-koh-poi-ee-sis ]
/ ˌlu koʊ pɔɪˈi sɪs /
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noun
the formation and development of white blood cells.
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Origin of leukopoiesis

From the New Latin word leucopoiesis, dating back to 1910–15. See leuko-, -poiesis

OTHER WORDS FROM leukopoiesis

leu·ko·poi·et·ic [loo-koh-poi-et-ik], /ˌlu koʊ pɔɪˈɛt ɪk/, adjective
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Medical definitions for leukopoiesis

leukopoiesis
[ lōō′kō-poi-ēsĭs ]

n.
The formation and development of the various types of white blood cells.leukocytopoiesis

Other words from leukopoiesis

leu′ko•poi•etic (-ĕtĭk) adj.
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