neutropenia

noun
neu·tro·pe·nia | \ˌn(y)ü-trə-ˈpē-nē-ə \

Definition of neutropenia 

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

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neutropenic \ˌn(y)ü-trə-ˈpē-nik \ adjective

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

noun
neu·tro·pe·nia | \ˌn(y)ü-trə-ˈpē-nē-ə \

Medical Definition of neutropenia 

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

Other Words from neutropenia

neutropenic \-ˈpē-nik \ adjective

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