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the presence of decreased numbers of erythrocytes in the blood, as occurs in some forms of anaemia Also called erythrocytopenia

erythropenia e·ryth·ro·pe·ni·a (ĭ-rĭth’rō-pē’nē-ə)
A deficiency in the number of red blood cells.


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