: an abnormal hemoglobin that occurs in the red blood cells in sickle cell anemia and sickle-cell trait
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Recent Examples on the WebThe result is hemoglobin S—a misshapen version that causes red blood cells to sickle.
Dhruv Khullar, The New Yorker, 22 Mar. 2022 But hemoglobin S congeals into taut strands, making the blood cells that carry it fragile and rigid, as though a balloon were filled with shards of ice.
Dhruv Khullar, The New Yorker, 22 Mar. 2022
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: an abnormal hemoglobin occurring in the red blood cells in sickle cell anemia and sickle-cell trait and differing from hemoglobin A in having a valine residue substituted for the glutamic-acid residue in position 6 of two of the four polypeptide chains making up the hemoglobin molecule