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cytopenia

 [si″to-pe´ne-ah]
deficiency in numbers of any of the blood cell elements.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

cy·to·pe·ni·a

(sī'tō-pē'nē-ă),
A reduction, that is, hypocytosis, or a lack of cellular elements in the circulating blood.
[cyto- + G. penia, poverty]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

cytopenia

A generic term for a decreased number of cells in the circulation—e.g., thrombocytopenia, leukopenia.
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.

cytopenia

A ↓ number of cells in the circulation–eg, thrombocytopenia, leukopenia
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

cy·to·pe·nia

(sī'tō-pē'nē-ă)
A reduction, i.e., hypocytosis, or a lack of cellular elements in the circulating blood.
[cyto- + G. penia, poverty]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
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