leukopenia

noun
leu·​ko·​pe·​nia | \ ˌlü-kə-ˈpē-nē-ə How to pronounce leukopenia (audio) \

Definition of leukopenia

: a condition in which the number of white blood cells circulating in the blood is abnormally low

Other Words from leukopenia

leukopenic \ ˌlü-​kə-​ˈpē-​nik How to pronounce leukopenia (audio) \ adjective

First Known Use of leukopenia

1898, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for leukopenia

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“Leukopenia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/leukopenia. Accessed 18 Jan. 2021.

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leukopenia

noun
leu·​ko·​pe·​nia
variants: or chiefly British leucopenia \ ˌlü-​kō-​ˈpē-​nē-​ə How to pronounce leukopenia (audio) \

Medical Definition of leukopenia

: a condition in which the number of white blood cells circulating in the blood is abnormally low and which is most commonly due to a decreased production of new cells in conjunction with various infectious diseases, as a reaction to various drugs or other chemicals, or in response to irradiation

Other Words from leukopenia

leukopenic or chiefly British leucopenic \ -​ˈpē-​nik How to pronounce leukopenia (audio) \ adjective

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