noun. a blood disease characterized by an abnormally small number of platelets in the blood.
- essential thrombocytopenia
- blood disorder
- blood disease
- cytopenia (English)
- thromb- (English)
Example sentences of the word thrombocytopenia
1. Noun, singular or mass
People who have a low blood platelet count, or thrombocytopenia, cannot create platelets as most of our bodies do.
The medical term for a low platelet count is thrombocytopenia 4.
3. Verb, base form
Some conditions that may lead to thrombocytopenia include rickettsial diseases transmitted by ticks, cancer, and a reaction to a vaccine or medication.