Definition of haemopoiesis in English:

haemopoiesis

(US hemopoiesis)

noun

mass noun
  • The production of blood cells and platelets, which occurs in the bone marrow.

    • ‘One may speculate that these immature B cells may play a critical role in the regenerative regulation of hemopoiesis, as well as in immune functions in the context of chronic cytopenias.’
    • ‘In the massively enlarged spleen, extramedullary hemopoiesis was prominent, with clusters of atypical megakaryocytes with vacuoles and erythrophagocytosis.’
    • ‘The modulating effect of drugs on hemopoiesis in exposure to neurotic factors is a consequence of their influence on the functional state of the cell elements of the hemopoiesis-inducing microenvironment.’
    • ‘Under normal conditions of hemopoiesis, the bone marrow acts as a site for the turnover and traffic of mature leukocytes to the peripheral circulation.’
    • ‘These studies may thus provide an insight into the regulators as well as the basic mechanism of hemopoiesis, hemopoietic regeneration and the underlying causes of hemopoietic disorders.’

Origin

Early 20th century: from haemo- ‘of blood’ + Greek poiēsis ‘making’.

Pronunciation

haemopoiesis

/ˌhiːmə(ʊ)pɔɪˈiːsɪs/