erythropenia


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Related to erythropenia: erythrocytopenia, erythrocytosis

erythropenia

(ɪˌrɪθrəʊˈpiːnɪə)
n
(Pathology) the presence of decreased numbers of erythrocytes in the blood, as occurs in some forms of anaemia. Also called: erythrocytopenia
[from erythro- + Greek penia poverty]