leukopenia


leu·ko·pe·nia

noun \ˌlü-kə-ˈpē-nē-ə\

Definition of LEUKOPENIA

:  a condition in which the number of white blood cells circulating in the blood is abnormally low
leu·ko·pe·nic \-nik\ adjective

Origin of LEUKOPENIA

New Latin
First Known Use: 1898

leu·ko·pe·nia

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of LEUKOPENIA

: 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
leu·ko·pe·nic or chiefly British leu·co·pe·nic \-ˈpē-nik\ adjective

Variants of LEUKOPENIA

leu·ko·pe·nia or chiefly British leu·co·pe·nia \ˌlü-kō-ˈpē-nē-ə\

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