thrombocytopenia

[ throm-boh-sahy-tuh-pee-nee-uh ]
/ ˌθrɒm boʊˌsaɪ təˈpi ni ə /

noun

an abnormal decrease in the number of blood platelets.

Nearby words

  1. thrombocyte,
  2. thrombocythemia,
  3. thrombocytic,
  4. thrombocytic series,
  5. thrombocytopathy,
  6. thrombocytopenia-absent radius syndrome,
  7. thrombocytopenic purpura,
  8. thrombocytopoiesis,
  9. thrombocytosis,
  10. thromboelastogram

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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Medicine definitions for thrombocytopenia

thrombocytopenia

[ thrŏm′bō-sī′tə-pēnē-ə ]

n.

An abnormal decrease in the number of platelets in the blood.thrombopenia
Related formsthrom′bo•cy′to•penic (-pēnĭk) adj.


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