[ noo-truh-pee-nee-uh, nyoo- ]
/ ˌnu trəˈpi ni ə, ˌnyu- /

noun Medicine/Medical.

a decrease in the number of neutrophils in the blood: mild, moderate, or severe neutropenia.

Origin of neutropenia

OTHER WORDS FROM neutropenia

neu·tro·pe·nic, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

British Dictionary definitions for neutropenia

/ (ˌnjuːtrəˈpiːnɪə) /


an abnormal reduction in the number of neutrophils in the blood, as seen in certain anaemias and leukaemias
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Medical definitions for neutropenia

[ nōō′trə-pēnē-ə ]


The presence of abnormally small numbers of neutrophils in the blood.neutrophilic leukopenia
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