leukopoiesis
noun Etymology: New Latin Date: circa 1913 the formation of white blood cells • leukopoietic adjective

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  • Leukopoiesis — is a form of hematopoiesis in which white blood cells (WBC, or leukocytes) are formed in bone marrow located in bones in adults and hematopoietic organs in the fetus. White blood cells, indeed all blood cells, are formed from the differentiation… …   Wikipedia

  • leukopoiesis — [lo͞o΄kōpoi ē′sis, lo͞o΄kəpoi ē′sis] n. [ModL < Gr leukos, white + poiēsis, a making: see LEUCO & POESY] the process of forming leukocytes leukopoietic [lo͞o΄kō poiet′ik, lo͞o΄kə poiet′ik] adj …   English World dictionary

  • leukopoiesis — leukopoietic /looh koh poy et ik/, adj. /looh koh poy ee sis/, n. the formation and development of white blood cells. Also, leucopoiesis. [1910 15; < NL leucopoiesis. See LEUKO , POIESIS] * * * …   Universalium

  • leukopoiesis — Formation and development of the various types of white blood cells. SYN: leukocytopoiesis. [leuko + G. poiesis, a making] * * * leu·ko·poi·e·sis or chiefly Brit leu·co·poi·e·sis pȯi ē səs n, pl e·ses .sēz the formation of white blood cells… …   Medical dictionary

  • leukopoiesis — n. formation of white blood cells (also leucopoiesis) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • leukopoiesis — leu·ko·poi·e·sis …   English syllables

  • leukopoiesis — leu•ko•poi•e•sis or leu•co•poi•e•sis [[t]ˌlu koʊ pɔɪˈi sɪs[/t]] n. phl the formation and development of white blood cells • Etymology: 1910–15 leu ko•poi•et′ic ˈɛt ɪk adj …   From formal English to slang

  • leukopoiesis — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Franz Ernst Christian Neumann — (January 30, 1834 March 6, 1918) was a German pathologist who was a native of Königsberg. His common name was Ernst Christian Neumann (without Franz at the beginning). Life He was the son of physicist Franz Ernst Neumann (1798 1895), and grandson …   Wikipedia

  • leukopoietic — Pertaining to or characterized by leukopoiesis, as manifested by portions of the bone marrow and reticuloendothelial and lymphoid tissues, which form (respectively) the granulocytes, monocytes, and lymphocytes. * * * leu·ko·poi·et·ic… …   Medical dictionary

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