Definition of thrombasthenia in English:

thrombasthenia

(also thromboasthenia)

noun

Biochemistry Medicine
  • Impaired function of thrombocytes, especially in regard to aggregation and clot retraction; any condition characterized by this, specifically (more fully "hereditary haemorrhagic thrombasthenia" or "Glanzmann('s) thrombasthenia") an inherited (autosomal recessive) disorder manifesting itself mainly as episodes of bleeding from the mucosal surfaces of the nose, uterus, and gastrointestinal tract.

Origin

1920s; earliest use found in Journal of the American Medical Association. From thrombo- + asthenia, after German Thrombasthenie.