thrombopoiesis

Precisely, the process of a clot forming in blood, but generally used with reference to the formation of blood platelets (thrombocytes). [thrombo- + G. poiesis, a making]

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n.
the process of blood platelet production. Platelets are formed as fragments of cytoplasm shed from giant cells (megakaryocyte) in the bone marrow by a budding process.

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throm·bo·poi·e·sis (throm″bo-poi-eґsis) 1. thrombogenesis. 2. thrombocytopoiesis.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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