Fanconi's anemia

noun

Fan·​co·​ni's anemia fän-ˈkō-nēz-, fan- How to pronounce Fanconi's anemia (audio)
: aplastic anemia that is inherited as an autosomal recessive trait and is characterized by progressive pancytopenia, hypoplastic bone marrow, skeletal anomalies (as short stature), microcephaly, hypogonadism, and a predisposition to leukemia

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“Fanconi's anemia.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/Fanconi%27s%20anemia. Accessed 1 Mar. 2024.

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