hypersplenism

[ hahy-per-splee-niz-uhm, -splen-iz- ]
/ ˌhaɪ pərˈspli nɪz əm, -ˈsplɛn ɪz- /

noun Pathology.

an abnormal condition characterized by an enlarged spleen that prematurely destroys red blood cells or platelets.

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Also called hy·per·sple·ni·a [hahy-per-splee-nee-uh]. /ˌhaɪ pərˈspli ni ə/.

Origin of hypersplenism

First recorded in 1910–15; hyper- + splen- + -ism

OTHER WORDS FROM hypersplenism

hy·per·sple·nic, adjective
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Medical definitions for hypersplenism

hypersplenism
[ hī′pər-splĕnĭz′əm, -splēnĭz′əm ]

n.

A condition in which the hemolytic action of the spleen is greatly increased.
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