he·​ma·​to·​poi·​e·​sis hi-ˌma-tə-pȯi-ˈē-səs How to pronounce hematopoiesis (audio)
: the formation of blood or of blood cells in the living body
hematopoietic adjective

Examples of hematopoiesis in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Further expansion of such HSC mutations results in clonal hematopoiesis of indeterminate potential (CHIP), a known driver of oncogenesis and dysfunctional inflammation. Salvatore Viscomi, Forbes, 22 Mar. 2023 This phenomenon, known as clonal hematopoiesis, confounded early attempts at developing MCED tests, with too many false positive results. Colin Pritchard Professor, Discover Magazine, 22 Nov. 2022

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Word History


New Latin

First Known Use

circa 1854, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of hematopoiesis was circa 1854

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“Hematopoiesis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hematopoiesis. Accessed 21 Sep. 2023.

Medical Definition


variants or chiefly British haematopoiesis
plural hematopoieses -ˌsēz How to pronounce hematopoiesis (audio)
: the formation of blood or of blood cells in the living body

called also hemopoiesis

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