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Definition of "neutropenia" []

  • An abnormal decrease in the number of neutrophils in the blood. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "neutropenia" in a sentence
  • "Hemorrhaging and a blood disorder called neutropenia were the most common causes of the deaths, along with perforation of the stomach or intestines."
  • "The five-year-old from Castro Valley, California, was born with a condition called neutropenia, which makes her very vulnerable to serious infections."
  • "Hemorrhage, a blood disorder called neutropenia, holes in the gastroinestinal tract, pulmonary embolism and stroke were the most frequent causes of fatal bleeding linked to the drug, the study said."