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leu·ko·pe·ni·aalso leu·co·pe·ni·a (lo͞o′kə-pē′nē-ə)
An abnormally low number of leukocytes in the circulating blood.
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(Pathology) pathol an abnormal reduction in the number of white blood cells in the blood, characteristic of certain diseases. Also called: leucocytopenia
[C19: from leuco- + Greek penia poverty]
ˌleucoˈpenic, ˌleukoˈpenic adj
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|Noun||1.||leucopenia - an abnormal lowering of the white blood cell count|
neutropenia - leukopenia in which the decrease is primarily in number of neutrophils (the chief phagocytic leukocyte)
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