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Basopenia

Definition
noun
A deficiency of circulating basophils in the blood.
Supplement
Basopenia is found in patients with autoimmune urticaria. In humans, basopenia is when basophil count is less than 0.01 x 10 9/L.
Word origin: basophil + Greek penía (deficiency).
Synonym: basocytopenia, basophilic leukopenia.

Compare: basophilia

See also: leukopenia, eosinopenia, neutropenia.


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