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thrombocytopenia

[ throm-boh-sahy-tuh-pee-nee-uh ]
/ ˌθrɒm boʊˌsaɪ təˈpi ni ə /
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noun
an abnormal decrease in the number of blood platelets.
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Origin of thrombocytopenia

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

thrombocytopenia
/ (ˌθrɒmbəʊˌsaɪtəʊˈpiːnɪə) /

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

Word Origin for thrombocytopenia

C20: from German thrombocytopenie from thrombocyte + Greek penia poverty
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