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thrombocytopenia

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noun throm·bo·cy·to·pe·nia \ˌthräm-bə-ˌsī-tə-ˈpē-nē-ə, -nyə\

Definition of thrombocytopenia

  1. :  persistent decrease in the number of platelets in the blood that is often associated with hemorrhagic conditions

throm·bo·cy·to·pe·nic play \-nik\ adjective


Origin of thrombocytopenia

New Latin, from International Scientific Vocabulary thrombocyte + New Latin -o- + -penia


First Known Use: 1923


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thrombocytopenia

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noun throm·bo·cy·to·pe·nia \ˌthräm-bə-ˌsīt-ə-ˈpē-nē-ə, -nyə\

Medical Definition of thrombocytopenia

  1. :  persistent decrease in the number of blood platelets that is often associated with hemorrhagic conditions—called also thrombopenia

  2. throm·bo·cy·to·pe·nic \-nik\play adjective




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