monocytopenia


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monocytopenia

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

mon·o·cy·to·pe·ni·a

(mon'ō-sī'tō-pē'nē-ă),
Diminution in the number of monocytes in the circulating blood.
[mono- + G. kytos, cell, + penia, poverty]
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mon·o·cy·to·pe·ni·a

(mon'ō-sī-tō-pē'nē-ă)
A decrease in the number of monocytes in the circulating blood.
[mono- + G. kytos, cell, + penia, poverty]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

monocytopenia

A reduction in the number of MONOCYTES in the circulating blood.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005
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