[hahy-per-splee-niz-uh m, -splen-iz-]
- an abnormal condition characterized by an enlarged spleen that prematurely destroys red blood cells or platelets.
Origin of hypersplenism
Also called hy·per·sple·ni·a [hahy-per-splee-nee-uh] /ˌhaɪ pərˈspli ni ə/.
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- A condition in which the hemolytic action of the spleen is greatly increased.
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