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Leukocytopenia

Definition
noun
A decrease in the number of leukocytes in the blood.
Supplement
Low white blood cell counts are linked with chemotherapy, radiation therapy, leukemia, and aplastic anemia.
Word origin: leukocyte + Greek penía (poverty, need).

Related forms: leukopenic (adjective).
Synonym: leucopenia (or leukopenia)

Compare: leukocytosis


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