a decrease below normal in the number of blood platelets in the blood
Origin of thrombocytopenia; from thrombocyte + -o- + Classical Greek penia, poverty
An abnormal decrease in the number of platelets in circulatory blood.
(countable and uncountable, plural thrombocytopenias)
- (hematology) An abnormally low number of platelets in the blood.
thrombo-- +"Ž cytopenia