noun. an abnormal lowering of the white blood cell count.
- blood disease
Example sentences of the word leukopenia
1. Noun, singular or mass
A low white blood cell count is known as leukopenia.
2. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
There are five kinds of white blood cells—neutrophils, lymphocytes, monocytes, eosinophils and basophils—but leukopenia generally refers to low neutrophils, the white blood cells that fight bacterial infections.
3. Verb, past participle
If you have leukopenia from any cause, good nutrition is important for providing the building blocks your body needs to make new white blood cells and to broadly improve your immune system.
4. Noun, plural
However, it's rare to have leukopenia caused by these severe nutrient shortfalls, and correction of such deficiencies needs to be done in consultation with your doctor and dietitian.