pancytopenia

noun

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

Examples of pancytopenia in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web As of August 2, there were at least 528 reports of feline pancytopenia in the UK. Katie Campione, PEOPLE.com, 5 Aug. 2021 As stated by the FSA, there is no definitive evidence to confirm a link at this stage between the cat food products and feline pancytopenia. Katie Campione, PEOPLE.com, 5 Aug. 2021 As of Monday, Aug. 2, at least 528 cases of feline pancytopenia have been reported, according to the RVC. Marlene Lenthang, ABC News, 5 Aug. 2021

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Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

circa 1941, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of pancytopenia was circa 1941

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“Pancytopenia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pancytopenia. Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

Medical Definition

pancytopenia

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

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