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Lymphopenia

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Definition

noun

A condition in which the lymphocyte count in the blood is below the normal level.


Supplement

A temporary lymphopenia occurs during a recent infection, such as the common cold.


Word origin: lympho(cyte) + Greek penía (poverty, need).
Related forms: lymphocytopenic (adjective).

Synonym: lymphocytopenia
Compare: lymphocytosis
See also: leucopenia.