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Noun: sickle-cell anemia
Usage: N. Amer (elsewhere: sickle-cell anaemia)
  1. A congenital form of anemia occurring mostly in blacks; characterized by abnormal blood cells having a crescent shape
    - sickle-cell anaemia [Brit, Cdn], sickle-cell disease, crescent-cell anemia [N. Amer], crescent-cell anaemia [Brit, Cdn], drepanocytic anemia [N. Amer], drepanocytic anaemia [Brit, Cdn]

Type of: anaemia [Brit, Cdn], anemia [N. Amer], monogenic disease, monogenic disorder

Encyclopedia: Sickle-cell anemia