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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