thrombopoietin

[ throm-boh-poi-i-tn, ‐poi-et-n ]
/ ˌθrɒm boʊˈpɔɪ ɪ tn, ‐pɔɪˈɛt n /

noun

a hormone that induces bone marrow cells to form blood platelets.

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Origin of thrombopoietin

1990–95; <Greek thrómbo(s) clot + poiēt(ḗs) maker; see -in2
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