Meaning of “sickle cell anemia” in the English Dictionary


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sickle cell anemianoun [ U ]

us /ˈsɪk·əl ˌsel ə·ni·mi·ə/

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

(Definition of “sickle cell anemia” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)