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[mass noun] Deficiency of all three cellular components of the blood (red cells, white cells, and platelets).
- ‘Despite initial pancytopenia and neutropenic sepsis, she has tolerated three cycles of chemotherapy.’
- ‘One month after laparotomy, laboratory studies showed the development of pancytopenia with normocytic red cells.’
- ‘In contrast, another patient exhibited a normal blood smear, and the third had a blood smear with pancytopenia.’
- ‘The peripheral blood smear showed pancytopenia with 3% plasma cells.’
- ‘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.’
1940s: from pan- ‘all’+ cyto- ‘cell’ + Greek penia poverty, lack.
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