Definition of pancytopenia in English:


Syllabification: pan·cy·to·pe·ni·a
Pronunciation: /ˌpansītəˈpēnēə


  • Deficiency of all three cellular components of the blood (red cells, white cells, and platelets).
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    • Despite initial pancytopenia and neutropenic sepsis, she has tolerated three cycles of chemotherapy.
    • New warnings were added about rare cases of central nervous system demyelinating disorders and reports of pancytopenia, including aplastic anemia, which have at times been fatal.
    • The peripheral blood smear showed pancytopenia with 3% plasma cells.


mid 20th century: from pan- 'all' + cyto- 'cell' + Greek penia 'poverty, lack'.

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