aplastic anemia

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aplastic anemia

n.
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.

a•plas′tic ane′mia

(eɪˈplæs tɪk)

n.
severe anemia due to depressed functioning of the bone marrow, usu. resulting from bone cancer, radiation, or the toxic effects of drugs or chemicals.
[1930–35]
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Noun1.aplastic anemia - anemia characterized by pancytopenia resulting from failure of the bone marrowaplastic anemia - anemia characterized by pancytopenia resulting from failure of the bone marrow; can be caused by neoplasm or by toxic exposure
anemia, anaemia - a deficiency of red blood cells