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English definition of “sickle cell anaemia”

sickle cell anaemia

noun [U] uk UK (US sickle cell anemia)   us  
a medical condition that causes pain and fever, passed from parent to child and found especially in black peopleDisorders and diseases of the heart and blood
(Definition of sickle cell anaemia from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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