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How to say: Erythropoietin

Host Host | 17:02 UK time, Thursday, 7 September 2006

A guide to words and names in the news, from Catherine Sangster of the BBC Pronunciation Unit.

"Today's pronunciation is the drug for which sprinter Marion Jones has now tested negative - erythropoietin. The pronunciation we recommend, based on various published sources, is err-ith-roh-POY-uh-tin."
Click for a guide to our phonetic pronunciations (PDF)


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