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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms



febrile neutropenia  listen  (FEH-brile noo-troh-PEE-nee-uh)

  A condition marked by fever and a lower-than-normal number of neutrophils in the blood. A neutrophil is a type of white blood cell that helps fight infection. Having too few neutrophils increases the risk of infection.