hemoglobinopathy


he·mo·glo·bin·op·a·thy

noun \ˌhē-mə-ˌglō-bə-ˈnä-pə-thē\
plural he·mo·glo·bin·op·a·thies

Definition of HEMOGLOBINOPATHY

:  a blood disorder (as sickle-cell anemia) caused by a genetically determined change in the molecular structure of hemoglobin

First Known Use of HEMOGLOBINOPATHY

1957

he·mo·glo·bin·op·a·thy

noun    (Medical Dictionary)
plural he·mo·glo·bin·op·a·thies

Medical Definition of HEMOGLOBINOPATHY

: a blood disorder (as sickle-cell anemia) caused by a genetically determined change in the molecular structure of hemoglobin

Variants of HEMOGLOBINOPATHY

he·mo·glo·bin·op·a·thy or chiefly British hae·mo·glo·bin·op·a·thy \ˌhē-mə-ˌglō-bə-ˈnäp-ə-thē\

hemoglobinopathy

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Any of a group of disorders caused by genetic abnormality of the hemoglobin molecule. The most prominent types are sickle-cell anemia and thalassemia, a set of disorders whose symptoms range from none to fatal anemia.

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