hemoglobinopathy

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

Definition of hemoglobinopathy

plural hemoglobinopathies
: 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 play \ˌhē-mə-ˌglō-bə-ˈnäp-ə-thē\

medical Definition of hemoglobinopathy

plural hemoglobinopathies
: 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. MotulskyThe Journal of the American Medical Association26 Oct. 1984

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