hemoglobinopathy

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noun he·mo·glo·bin·op·a·thy \ˌhē-mə-ˌglō-bə-ˈnä-pə-thē\

Definition of hemoglobinopathy

plural

hemoglobinopathies

  1. :  a blood disorder (such as sickle cell anemia) caused by a genetically determined change in the molecular structure of hemoglobin

First Known Use of hemoglobinopathy

1957


Medical Dictionary

hemoglobinopathy

noun he·mo·glo·bin·op·a·thy
variants: or chiefly British

haemoglobinopathy

\ˌhē-mə-ˌglō-bə-ˈnäp-ə-thē\play

Medical Definition of hemoglobinopathy

plural

hemoglobinopathies

  1. :  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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