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An abnormally low concentration of circulating monocytes in the blood.


Monocytopenia is a form of leukopenia involving the monocytes. A deficiency of monocytes in the blood is found after therapy with immunosuppressive glucocorticoid.

Word origin: monocyte + Greek penía (deficiency).

Also called: monocytic leukopenia

Compare: monocytosis
See also: leukopenia