leukopenia

noun leu·ko·pe·nia \ ˌlü-kə-ˈpē-nē-ə \

Definition of leukopenia

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

leukopenic

play \ˌlü-kə-ˈpē-nik\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of leukopenia

New Latin


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leukopenia

noun leu·ko·pe·nia
variants: or chiefly British leucopenia play \ˌlü-kō-ˈpē-nē-ə\

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

leukopenic

or chiefly British leucopenic play \-ˈpē-nik\ adjective

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