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.
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extramedullary myelopoiesis

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