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leukopenia

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noun leu·ko·pe·nia \ˌlü-kə-ˈpē-nē-ə\

Definition of leukopenia

  1. :  a condition in which the number of white blood cells circulating in the blood is abnormally low

leukopenic

play \-nik\ adjective


Origin and Etymology of leukopenia

New Latin


First Known Use: 1898


Medical Dictionary

leukopenia

noun leu·ko·pe·nia

Medical Definition of leukopenia

  1. :  a condition in which the number of white blood cells circulating in the blood is abnormally low and which is most commonly due to a decreased production of new cells in conjunction with various infectious diseases, as a reaction to various drugs or other chemicals, or in response to irradiation

leukopenic

or chiefly British

leucopenic

\-ˈpē-nik\play adjective


Variants of leukopenia

or chiefly British

leucopenia

\ˌlü-kō-ˈpē-nē-ə\play

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