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also leu·co·pe·ni·a  (lo͞o′kə-pē′nē-ə)
An abnormally low number of leukocytes in the circulating blood.

leu′ko·pe′nic adj.


(ˌluːkəʊˈpiːnɪə) or


(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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Noun1.leucopenia - an abnormal lowering of the white blood cell count
blood disease, blood disorder - a disease or disorder of the blood
neutropenia - leukopenia in which the decrease is primarily in number of neutrophils (the chief phagocytic leukocyte)
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Owais, "Incorporation of amphotericin B in tuftsin-bearing liposomes showed enhanced efficacy against systemic cryptococcosis in leucopenic mice," The Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy, vol.
Because the frequency of monitoring of leucocyte counts was highly variable, we determined the proportion of participants who became leucopenic at any time during therapy, rather than the leucopenia event rate.