hypersplenism

noun
hy·​per·​sple·​nism | \ -ˈsplē-ˌniz-əm How to pronounce hypersplenism (audio) , -ˈsplen-ˌiz- How to pronounce hypersplenism (audio) \

Medical Definition of hypersplenism

: a condition marked by excessive destruction of one or more kinds of blood cells in the spleen

Other Words from hypersplenism

hypersplenic \ -​ˈsplen-​ik How to pronounce hypersplenic (audio) \ adjective

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“Hypersplenism.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/hypersplenism. Accessed 27 Oct. 2020.

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