anti-sickling

adjective
an·​ti-sick·​ling | \ -ˈsik-(ə-)liŋ How to pronounce anti-sickling (audio) \
variants: also antisickling

Medical Definition of anti-sickling

: preventing or counteracting the sickling of red blood cells (as in sickle cell anemia) anti-sickling drugs When they slipped the gene into blood-making cells of mice with the disease, the anti-sickling hemoglobin made it into 99 percent of the red cells and reversed key symptoms …— Rachel K. Sobel, U.S. News & World Report, 24 Dec. 2001

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“Anti-sickling.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/anti-sickling. Accessed 23 Jan. 2021.

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