pancytopenia

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noun pan·cy·to·pe·nia \ˌpan-ˌsī-tə-ˈpē-nē-ə\

Definition of pancytopenia

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

Origin and Etymology of pancytopenia

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


First Known Use: circa 1941


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pancytopenia

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noun pan·cy·to·pe·nia \ˌpan-ˌsīt-ə-ˈpē-nē-ə\

Medical Definition of pancytopenia

  1. :  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

pancytopenic

\-ˈpē-nik\play adjective

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