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anti-sickling

adjective an·ti-sick·ling \ -ˈsik-(ə-)liŋ \
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. SobelU.S. News & World Report24 Dec. 2001

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