erythropoiesis

noun
eryth·​ro·​poi·​e·​sis | \ i-ˌrith-rō-pȯi-ˈē-səs How to pronounce erythropoiesis (audio) \

Definition of erythropoiesis

: the production of red blood cells (as from the bone marrow)

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Other Words from erythropoiesis

erythropoietic \ i-​ˌrith-​rō-​pȯi-​ˈe-​tik How to pronounce erythropoietic (audio) \ adjective

Examples of erythropoiesis in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In the 1990s Dr Semenza was studying erythropoiesis, the process that generates red blood corpuscles. The Economist, "Batteries, exoplanets, cosmology and cell biology win Nobel laurels," 12 Oct. 2019 The hormone that triggers erythropoiesis is called erythropoietin, or EPO. The Economist, "Batteries, exoplanets, cosmology and cell biology win Nobel laurels," 12 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of erythropoiesis

1918, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for erythropoiesis

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“Erythropoiesis.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/erythropoiesis. Accessed 19 January 2020.

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erythropoiesis

noun
eryth·​ro·​poi·​e·​sis | \ i-ˌrith-rō-pȯi-ˈē-səs How to pronounce erythropoiesis (audio) \
plural erythropoieses\ -​ˌsēz How to pronounce erythropoieses (audio) \

Medical Definition of erythropoiesis

: the production of red blood cells (as from the bone marrow)

called also erythrocytopoiesis, erythrogenesis

Other Words from erythropoiesis

erythropoietic \ -​ˈet-​ik How to pronounce erythropoietic (audio) \ adjective

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