First Known Use of hemoglobinopathy
Medical Definition of hemoglobinopathy
: a blood disorder (as sickle cell anemia or Cooley's anemia) that is caused by a genetically determined change in the molecular structure of hemoglobin <The human hemoglobin gene complex is better understood than any other mammalian gene, and hemoglobinopathies such as thalassemias and sickle cell anemia are among the most frequently occurring genetic diseases.—Arno G. Motulsky, The Journal of the American Medical Association, 26 Oct. 1984>
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