fetal hemoglobin


fetal hemoglobin

noun

Definition of FETAL HEMOGLOBIN

:  a hemoglobin variant that predominates in the blood of a newborn and persists in increased proportions in some forms of anemia (as thalassemia)

First Known Use of FETAL HEMOGLOBIN

1950

fetal hemoglobin

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of FETAL HEMOGLOBIN

: hemoglobin that consists of two alpha chains and two gamma chains and that predominates in the blood of a newborn and persists in increased proportions in some forms of anemia (as thalassemia)—called also hemoglobin F

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