extramedullary myelopoiesis


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myelopoiesis

 [mi″ĕ-lo-poi-e´sis]
the formation of marrow or the cells arising from it.
ectopic myelopoiesis (extramedullary myelopoiesis) formation of myeloid tissue outside bone marrow.

extramedullary myelopoiesis

Development of myeloid elements (erythrocytes and granular leukocytes) in regions other than bone marrow. Synonym: ectopic myelopoiesis
See also: myelopoiesis