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Pronunciation: ă-throm′bē-ă

Definition: A hereditary bleeding disorder characterized by prolonged bleeding time, decreased platelet adhesion and aggregation, but normal plasma clotting and clot retraction, normal platelet count with platelet factor 3 availability; probably autosomal recessive inheritance.

[G. a- priv. + thrombin]

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