Definition of pancytopenia in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˌpansʌɪtə(ʊ)ˈpiːniə


[mass noun] Medicine
Deficiency of all three cellular components of the blood (red cells, white cells, and platelets).
More example sentences
  • 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.


1940s: from pan- 'all' + cyto- 'cell' + Greek penia 'poverty, lack'.

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