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thrombocytasthenia

Pronunciation: throm'bo-si'tas-the'ne-a

Definition: A term for a group of hemorrhagic disorders in which the platelets may be only slightly reduced in number, or even within the normal range, but are morphologically abnormal, or are lacking in factors that are effective in the coagulation of blood.

[thrombocyte + G. astheneia, weakness]

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