sickle cell

noun
Updated on: 6 Apr 2018

Definition of sickle cell

: an abnormal red blood cell of crescent shape

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circa 1923

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sickle cell

noun

medical Definition of sickle cell

1 : an abnormal red blood cell of crescent shape
2 : a condition characterized by sickle cells : sickle cell anemia, sickle-cell trait

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