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 (such as thalassemia)

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1950

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fetal hemoglobin

noun

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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