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

  • n. Variant of hematopoiesis.

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  • n. Formation of new cellular components of the blood in myeloid or lymphatic tissue.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as hematopoiesis.

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  • n. the formation of blood cells in the living body (especially in the bone marrow)


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hemo- + -poiesis


  • Extramedullary hemopoiesis • When hematopoietic demand increases, liver, spleen and lymph nodes come back to the status to produce blood cells, hepatomegaly and splenomegaly appears, and maybe there are immature erythrocytes and granulocytes in circulating blood.

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  • Hemopoiesis Definition : Blood cells are short-lived, and they must be continually replaced by new cells formed in the generative process called hemopoiesis.

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