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aplastic anemia

noun aplas·tic anemia \(ˌ)ā-ˈplas-tik-\

Definition of APLASTIC ANEMIA

:  anemia that is characterized by defective function of the blood-forming organs (as the bone marrow) and is caused by toxic agents (as chemicals or X-rays) or is idiopathic in origin
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First Known Use of APLASTIC ANEMIA

1928
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aplastic anemia

noun

Medical Definition of APLASTIC ANEMIA

:  anemia that is characterized by defective function of the blood-forming organs (as the bone marrow) and is caused by toxic agents (as chemicals or X-rays) or is idiopathic in origin—called also hypoplastic anemia

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