fragility of blood

n.

The increased susceptibility of red blood cells to break down when exposed to varying concentrations of saline.

Nearby words

  1. fragile x syndrome,
  2. fragile x-chromosome,
  3. fragile-x syndrome,
  4. fragilely,
  5. fragility,
  6. fragility test,
  7. fragment,
  8. fragmental,
  9. fragmentary,
  10. fragmentate


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