leukopoiesis


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leukopoiesis

 [loo″ko-poi-e´sis]
the production of leukocytes; called also leukocytogenesis and leukocytopoiesis.

leu·ko·poi·e·sis

(lū'kō-poy-ē'sis),
Formation and development of the various types of white blood cells.
Synonym(s): leukocytopoiesis
[leuko- + G. poiēsis, a making]

leukopoiesis

/leu·ko·poi·e·sis/ (-poi-e´sis) production of leukocytes.

leukopoiesis

also

leucopoiesis

(lo͞o′kō-poi-ē′sĭs)
n.
The formation or production of white blood cells.

leu′ko·poi·et′ic (-ĕt′ĭk) adj.

leukopoiesis

[lo̅o̅′kōpō·ē′sis]
Etymology: Gk, leukos + poiein, to make
the production of white blood cells. Monocytes, neutrophils, basophils, and eosinophils are produced from bone marrow myeloblasts. Lymphocytes develop from lymphoblastic precursors in peripheral lymphoid tissue. Also spelled leucopoiesis. Also called leukocytopoiesis. leukopoietic, adj.

leu·ko·poi·e·sis

(lū'kō-poy-ē'sis)
Formation and development of the various types of white blood cells.
Synonym(s): leukocytopoiesis, leucopoiesis.
[leuko- + G. poiēsis, a making]

leukopoiesis

the production of leukocytes; leukocytopoiesis.
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