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leukopenia

Pronunciation: lu'ko-pe'ne-a

Definition: The antithesis of leukocytosis; any situation in which the total number of leukocytes in the circulating blood is less than normal, the lower limit of which is generally regarded as 4000–5000/mm3.

Synonym(s): leukocytopenia

[leuko(cyte) + G. penia, poverty]

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