Leukopenia

Definition

noun

An abnormally low concentration of circulating white blood cells in the blood.


Supplement

Low white blood cell counts are linked with chemotherapy, radiation therapy, leukemia, and aplastic anemia.


Word origin: Greek leuko- (white) + Greek penía (poverty, need).
Related forms: leukopenic (adjective).

Variant: leucopenia

Synonym: leukocytopenia
Compare: leukocytosis


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