thrombocytopenia


throm·bo·cy·to·pe·nia

noun \ˌthräm-bə-ˌsī-tə-ˈpē-nē-ə, -nyə\

Definition of THROMBOCYTOPENIA

:  persistent decrease in the number of platelets in the blood that is often associated with hemorrhagic conditions
throm·bo·cy·to·pe·nic \-nik\ adjective

Origin of THROMBOCYTOPENIA

New Latin, from International Scientific Vocabulary thrombocyte + New Latin -o- + -penia
First Known Use: 1923

throm·bo·cy·to·pe·nia

noun \ˌthräm-bə-ˌsīt-ə-ˈpē-nē-ə, -nyə\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of THROMBOCYTOPENIA

: persistent decrease in the number of blood platelets that is often associated with hemorrhagic conditions—called also thrombopenia
throm·bo·cy·to·pe·nic \-nik\ adjective

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