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sickle–cell anemia

noun

Simple Definition of sickle–cell anemia

  • medical : a serious disease that affects the red blood cells and occurs mostly in people of African, Mediterranean, or southwest Asian ancestry

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of sickle–cell anemia

  1. :  a chronic inherited anemia that occurs primarily in individuals of African, Mediterranean, or southwest Asian ancestry who are homozygous for the gene controlling hemoglobin S and that is characterized especially by episodic blocking of small blood vessels by sickle cells —called also sickle-cell disease

1922

First Known Use of sickle–cell anemia

1922


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