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-penia

noun combining form

Definition of -penia

  1. :  deficiency <leukopenia>



Origin and Etymology of -penia

New Latin, from Greek penia


Medical Dictionary

-penia

noun combining form -pe·nia \ˈpē-nē-ə\

Medical Definition of -penia

  1. :  deficiency of <erythropenia> <eosinopenia>




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