thrombocytopoiesis

[thrŏm′bō-sī′tə-poi-ēsĭs]

n.

The process of formation of thrombocytes, usually in the bone marrow.

Related formsthrom′bo•cy′to•poi•etic (-ĕtĭk) adj.
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