Literally meaning: “shortage of all cells”
Origin: Anc Greek
+κυτο-/cyto- (=-cyte combining form meaning “cell” derived from anc Greek κυτίον/kytion/cytion=box, container)
+ πενία/penia(=poverty, lack, povert)
Pancytopenia is the condition describing the reduction in the number of all types of blood cells such as red and white blood cells, as well as platelets. Aplastic anemia is a medical term that refers to a decrease in production of all types of blood cells.