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neutropenia

neutropenia

noun neu·tro·pe·nia \ˌn(y)ü-trə-ˈpē-nē-ə\

Definition of NEUTROPENIA

:  leukopenia in which the decrease in white blood cells is chiefly in neutrophils
neu·tro·pe·nic \-ˈpē-nik\ adjective

Origin of NEUTROPENIA

New Latin, from neutro- (from International Scientific Vocabulary neutrophil) + -penia
First Known Use: circa 1927

neutropenia

noun neu·tro·pe·nia \ˌn(y)ü-trə-ˈpē-nē-ə\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of NEUTROPENIA

:  leukopenia in which the decrease in white blood cells is chiefly in neutrophils
neu·tro·pe·nic \-ˈpē-nik\ adjective

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