Dictionary

leukopoiesis

leukopoiesis

noun leu·ko·poi·e·sis \-pi-ˈē-səs\

Definition of LEUKOPOIESIS

:  the formation of white blood cells
leu·ko·poi·et·ic \-ˈe-tik\ adjective

Origin of LEUKOPOIESIS

New Latin
First Known Use: circa 1913

leukopoiesis

noun leu·ko·poi·e·sis   (Medical Dictionary)
plural leu·ko·poi·e·ses \-ˌsēz\

Medical Definition of LEUKOPOIESIS

:  the formation of white blood cells—called also leukocytogenesis
leu·ko·poi·et·ic or chiefly British leu·co·poi·et·ic \-ˈet-ik\ adjective

Variants of LEUKOPOIESIS

leu·ko·poi·e·sis or chiefly British leu·co·poi·e·sis \-pi-ˈē-səs\

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: leukorrheaPrevious Word in the Dictionary: leukoplakiaAll Words Near: leukopoiesis
February 28, 2015
pontificate Hear it
To speak pompously or dogmatically
Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
Test your vocab with our fun, fast game
Ailurophobia, and 9 other unusual fears