leukopoiesis

noun
leu·​ko·​poi·​e·​sis | \ ˌlü-kō-pȯi-ˈē-səs How to pronounce leukopoiesis (audio) \

Definition of leukopoiesis

: the formation of white blood cells

Other Words from leukopoiesis

leukopoietic \ ˌlü-​kō-​pȯi-​ˈe-​tik How to pronounce leukopoietic (audio) \ adjective

First Known Use of leukopoiesis

circa 1913, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for leukopoiesis

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“Leukopoiesis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/leukopoiesis. Accessed 10 Aug. 2020.

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leukopoiesis

noun
leu·​ko·​poi·​e·​sis
variants: or chiefly British leucopoiesis \ -​pȯi-​ˈē-​səs How to pronounce leucopoiesis (audio) \
plural leukopoieses\ -​ˌsēz How to pronounce leukopoieses (audio) \

Medical Definition of leukopoiesis

: the formation of white blood cells

called also leukocytogenesis

Other Words from leukopoiesis

leukopoietic or chiefly British leucopoietic \ -​ˈet-​ik How to pronounce leucopoietic (audio) \ adjective

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