aplastic anemiaaplastic anemia
a form of anemia resulting from a failure of the bone marrow to produce adequate quantities of the essential blood components, including leukocytes and platelets
Origin of aplastic anemiafrom Modern Latin aplasia, incomplete development (see a- and -plasia) + -ic
A condition in which the bone marrow fails to generate adequate numbers of new red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets. It can be caused by a genetic disorder, infection, exposure to radiation or toxic chemicals, or other factors.