[ lim-foh-pee-nee-uh, -peen-yuh ]
/ ˌlɪm foʊˈpi ni ə, -ˈpin yə /

noun Pathology.

a reduction in the number of lymphocytes in the blood.

Nearby words

  1. lymphomatoid granulomatosis,
  2. lymphomatosis,
  3. lymphomyxoma,
  4. lymphonodus,
  5. lymphopathy,
  6. lymphoplasmapheresis,
  7. lymphopoiesis,
  8. lymphoreticulosis,
  9. lymphorrhea,
  10. lymphorrhoid

Origin of lymphopenia

From New Latin, dating back to 1905–10; see origin at lympho-, -penia Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Medicine definitions for lymphopenia


[ lĭm′fə-pēnē-ə ]


A reduction in the number of lymphocytes in the blood.lymphocytic leukopenia lymphocytopenia

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