sickle-cell anaemia

/ˌsɪkəl sɛl/

Definitions of sickle-cell anaemia
  1. noun
    a congenital form of anemia occurring mostly in blacks; characterized by abnormal blood cells having a crescent shape
    synonyms: crescent-cell anaemia, crescent-cell anemia, drepanocytic anaemia, drepanocytic anemia, sickle-cell anemia, sickle-cell disease
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    type of:
    monogenic disease, monogenic disorder
    an inherited disease controlled by a single pair of genes
    anaemia, anemia
    a deficiency of red blood cells
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