pancytopenia

noun
pan·​cy·​to·​pe·​nia | \ ˌpan-ˌsī-tə-ˈpē-nē-ə How to pronounce pancytopenia (audio) \

Definition of pancytopenia

: an abnormal reduction in the number of erythrocytes, white blood cells, and blood platelets in the blood also : a disorder (such as aplastic anemia) characterized by such a reduction

First Known Use of pancytopenia

circa 1941, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for pancytopenia

New Latin, from pan- + cyt- + -penia

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The first known use of pancytopenia was circa 1941

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“Pancytopenia.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pancytopenia. Accessed 10 December 2019.

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pancytopenia

noun
pan·​cy·​to·​pe·​nia | \ ˌpan-ˌsīt-ə-ˈpē-nē-ə How to pronounce pancytopenia (audio) \

Medical Definition of pancytopenia

: an abnormal reduction in the number of red blood cells, white blood cells, and blood platelets in the blood also : a disorder (as aplastic anemia) characterized by such a reduction

Other Words from pancytopenia

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

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