Leukocytopenia



[loo-kuh-pee-nee-uh] /ˌlu kəˈpi ni ə/

noun, Medicine/Medical.
1.
a decrease in the number of white blood cells in the blood.

leukocytopenia leu·ko·cy·to·pe·ni·a (lōō’kə-sī’tə-pē’nē-ə)
n.
See leukopenia.

leukopenia leu·ko·pe·ni·a or leu·co·pe·ni·a (lōō’kə-pē’nē-ə)
n.
An abnormally low number of white blood cells in the circulating blood. Also called leukocytopenia.
leu’ko·pe’nic adj.

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