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a combining form meaning “making, formation,” used in the formation of compound words: hematopoiesis.
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British Dictionary definitions for -poiesis
n combining form
indicating the act of making or producing something specifiedhaematopoiesis
Derived forms of -poiesis-poietic, adj combining form
Word Origin for -poiesis
from Greek, from poiēsis a making; see poesy
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Medical definitions for -poiesis
Production; creation; formation:hemopoiesis.
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