sickle-cell trait

noun

Definition of sickle-cell trait

: an inherited usually asymptomatic blood condition in which some red blood cells tend to sickle but usually not enough to produce anemia and that occurs primarily in individuals of African, Mediterranean, or southwest Asian ancestry who are heterozygous for the gene controlling hemoglobin S

First Known Use of sickle-cell trait

1928


Medical Dictionary

sickle-cell trait

noun

medical Definition of sickle-cell trait

: a usually asymptomatic blood condition in which some red blood cells tend to sickle but usually not enough to produce anemia and which occurs in individuals (as those of African or Mediterranean descent) who are heterozygous for the gene controlling hemoglobin S

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