sickle-celled anaemia

sickle-celled anaemia
sickle-cell anaemia or sickle-celled anaemia noun
(also called sickleˈmia) a severe hereditary anaemia, mainly affecting black people, in which the red blood cells become distorted into a sickle shape and are subsequently destroyed by the body's defence system
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Main Entry:sickle

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  • sickle-cell anaemia — noun a congenital form of anemia occurring mostly in blacks; characterized by abnormal blood cells having a crescent shape • Syn: ↑sickle cell anemia, ↑sickle cell disease, ↑crescent cell anemia, ↑crescent cell anaemia, ↑drepanocytic anemia,… …   Useful english dictionary

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