hemoglobinopathy

noun
he·​mo·​glo·​bin·​op·​a·​thy | \ ˌhē-mə-ˌglō-bə-ˈnä-pə-thē How to pronounce hemoglobinopathy (audio) \
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

Examples of hemoglobinopathy in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web According to the American College of Obstetrician Gynecologists, all women who are thinking about becoming pregnant or who are already pregnant are offered carrier screening for cystic fibrosis, hemoglobinopathies, and spinal muscular atrophy. Jennifer Gerson, Marie Claire, 1 Oct. 2018 According to the American College of Obstetrician Gynecologists, all women who are thinking about becoming pregnant or who are already pregnant are offered carrier screening for cystic fibrosis, hemoglobinopathies, and spinal muscular atrophy. Jennifer Gerson, Marie Claire, 1 Oct. 2018

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First Known Use of hemoglobinopathy

1957, in the meaning defined above

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“Hemoglobinopathy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hemoglobinopathy. Accessed 29 Jun. 2022.

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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 How to pronounce hemoglobinopathy (audio) \
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

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