erythropoiesis

noun

eryth·​ro·​poi·​e·​sis i-ˌrith-rō-pȯi-ˈē-səs How to pronounce erythropoiesis (audio)
: the production of red blood cells (as from the bone marrow)
erythropoietic adjective

Examples of erythropoiesis in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Your doctor can prescribe a drug known as an erythropoiesis-stimulating agent (ESA), which sends a signal to your bone marrow to make more red blood cells, according to the NIDDK. Hallie Levine, Health.com, 13 Dec. 2021 Tibetan populations also have an adaptation called blunted erythropoiesis, or blunted red blood cell production. Kristen Rogers, CNN, 23 Apr. 2020 In the 1990s Dr Semenza was studying erythropoiesis, the process that generates red blood corpuscles. The Economist, 12 Oct. 2019 The hormone that triggers erythropoiesis is called erythropoietin, or EPO. The Economist, 12 Oct. 2019

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Word History

Etymology

New Latin

First Known Use

1918, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of erythropoiesis was in 1918

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“Erythropoiesis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/erythropoiesis. Accessed 23 Feb. 2024.

Medical Definition

erythropoiesis

noun
eryth·​ro·​poi·​e·​sis i-ˌrith-rō-pȯi-ˈē-səs How to pronounce erythropoiesis (audio)
plural erythropoieses -ˌsēz How to pronounce erythropoiesis (audio)
: the production of red blood cells (as from the bone marrow)

called also erythrocytopoiesis, erythrogenesis

erythropoietic adjective

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