leukopoiesis

noun

leu·​ko·​poi·​e·​sis ˌlü-kō-pȯi-ˈē-səs How to pronounce leukopoiesis (audio)
: the formation of white blood cells
leukopoietic adjective

Word History

Etymology

New Latin

First Known Use

circa 1913, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of leukopoiesis was circa 1913

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Cite this Entry

“Leukopoiesis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/leukopoiesis. Accessed 1 Mar. 2024.

Medical Definition

leukopoiesis

noun
leu·​ko·​poi·​e·​sis
variants or chiefly British leucopoiesis
plural leukopoieses -ˌsēz How to pronounce leukopoiesis (audio)
: the formation of white blood cells

called also leukocytogenesis

leukopoietic adjective
or chiefly British leucopoietic
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