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granulopoiesis

Pronunciation: gran'yu-lo-poy-e'sis

Definition: Production of granulocytes. In adults, granulocytes are produced chiefly in the red bone marrow of flat bones.

Synonym(s): granulocytopoiesis

[granulo(cyte) + G. poiesis, a making]

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