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)

First Known Use of fetal hemoglobin

1950


Medical Dictionary

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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