hereditary spherocytosis

noun

Medical Definition of hereditary spherocytosis

: a disorder of red blood cells that is inherited as a dominant trait and is characterized by anemia, small thick fragile spherocytes which are extremely susceptible to hemolysis, enlargement of the spleen, reticulocytosis, and mild jaundice

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“Hereditary spherocytosis.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/hereditary%20spherocytosis. Accessed 9 Aug. 2022.

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