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English definition of “sickle cell anemia”

sickle cell anemia

noun [U]  /ˈsɪk·əl ˌsel ə·ni·mi·ə/ us  
biology a form of anemia (= condition in which the blood cannot carry enough oxygen) that is caused by a gene (= chemical pattern) that is received from both parents
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