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thrombocytopenia

[throm-boh-sahy-tuh-pee-nee-uh]
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noun
  1. an abnormal decrease in the number of blood platelets.

Origin of thrombocytopenia

First recorded in 1920–25; thrombocyte + -o- + -penia
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British Dictionary definitions for thrombocytopenia

thrombocytopenia

noun
  1. pathol an abnormal decrease in the number of platelets in the blood

Word Origin

C20: from German thrombocytopenie from thrombocyte + Greek penia poverty
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thrombocytopenia in Medicine

thrombocytopenia

(thrŏm′bō-sī′tə-pēnē-ə)
n.
  1. An abnormal decrease in the number of platelets in the blood.thrombopenia
Related formsthrom′bo•cy′to•penic (-pēnĭk) adj.
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