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Pronunciation: hi'po-si-to'sis

Definition: Varying degrees of abnormally low numbers of erythrocytes and leukocytes and other formed elements of the blood; in some instances, the term is also used to indicate a paucity of component cells of any tissue.

[hypo- + G. kytos, cell, + -osis, condition]

See Also: cytopenia, pancytopenia

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