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Meaning of hypersplenism

hy•per•splen•ism

Pronunciation: (hī"pur-splē'niz-um, -splen'iz-), [key]
— n. Pathol.
  1. an abnormal condition characterized by an enlarged spleen that prematurely destroys red blood cells or platelets. Also called
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