Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • suffix Lack; deficiency: leukopenia.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

New Latin, from Greek peniā, poverty, lack; see (s)pen- in Indo-European roots.

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