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Pronunciation: hi'po-ku-pre'me-a

Definition: Reduced copper content of the blood; found in Wilson disease because ceruloplasmin is depressed, even though serum albumin-attached copper is increased.

[hypo- + L. cuprum, copper, + G. haima, blood]

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