- an abnormal decrease in the number of blood platelets.
Origin of thrombocytopenia
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- pathol an abnormal decrease in the number of platelets in the blood
C20: from German thrombocytopenie from thrombocyte + Greek penia poverty
- An abnormal decrease in the number of platelets in the blood.thrombopenia
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