neutropenia

noun
neu·​tro·​pe·​nia | \ ˌn(y)ü-trə-ˈpē-nē-ə How to pronounce neutropenia (audio) \

Definition of neutropenia

: leukopenia in which the decrease in white blood cells is chiefly in neutrophils

Other Words from neutropenia

neutropenic \ ˌn(y)ü-​trə-​ˈpē-​nik How to pronounce neutropenia (audio) \ adjective

Examples of neutropenia in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The 11-year-old has a rare blood disease called chronic cyclic neutropenia, which causes her white cell count to drop dramatically low every three months. Suzanne Malveaux, CNN, 25 Apr. 2020

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First Known Use of neutropenia

1915, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for neutropenia

New Latin, from neutro- (from International Scientific Vocabulary neutrophil) + -penia

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“Neutropenia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/neutropenia. Accessed 16 Aug. 2022.

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neutropenia

noun
neu·​tro·​pe·​nia | \ ˌn(y)ü-trə-ˈpē-nē-ə How to pronounce neutropenia (audio) \

Medical Definition of neutropenia

: leukopenia in which the decrease in white blood cells is chiefly in neutrophils

Other Words from neutropenia

neutropenic \ -​ˈpē-​nik How to pronounce neutropenia (audio) \ adjective

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