blood platelet


any of numerous, minute, protoplasmic bodies in mammalian blood that aid in coagulation.

Origin of blood platelet

First recorded in 1895–1900 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

blood platelet in Medicine

blood platelet


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