hemoglobinopathy

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

Definition of hemoglobinopathy 

: 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, in the meaning defined above

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hemoglobinopathy

noun
he·mo·glo·bin·op·a·thy
variants: or chiefly British haemoglobinopathy \ˌhē-mə-ˌglō-bə-ˈnäp-ə-thē \
plural hemoglobinopathies

Medical Definition of hemoglobinopathy 

: 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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