sickle-cell trait
noun Date: 1928 an inherited usually asymptomatic blood condition in which some red blood cells tend to sickle but usually not enough to produce anemia and that occurs primarily in individuals of African, Mediterranean, or southwest Asian ancestry who are heterozygous for the gene controlling hemoglobin S

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  • sickle cell trait — ☆ sickle cell trait n. the heterozygous condition of having one gene for sickle cell hemoglobin and one for normal hemoglobin: ordinarily this does not cause anemia or sicklemia …   English World dictionary

  • sickle-cell trait — n a usu. asymptomatic blood condition in which some red blood cells tend to sickle but usu. not enough to produce anemia and which occurs in individuals (as those of African or Mediterranean descent) who are heterozygous for the gene controlling… …   Medical dictionary

  • sickle-cell trait — sickle cell trait. См. признак серповидных клеток. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • Sickle cell trait — Infobox Disease Name = Sickle cell trait Caption = DiseasesDB = ICD10 = ICD10|D|57|3|d|55 ICD9 = ICDO = OMIM = 603903 MedlinePlus = 000527 eMedicineSubj = search eMedicineTopic = Sickle%20cell MeshID = Sickle cell trait describes the way a person …   Wikipedia

  • Sickle cell trait — The condition in which a person has one copy of the gene for sickle cell (and is called a sickle heterozygote) but does not have sickle cell disease (which requires two copies of the sickle cell gene). If two people with sickle cell trait mate… …   Medical dictionary

  • sickle-cell trait — noun : an inherited blood condition in which some red blood cells tend to sickle but usually not enough to produce anemia, which occurs primarily in individuals of Negro ancestry, and which is held to result from heterozygosity for a semidominant …   Useful english dictionary

  • sickle cell trait — sick′le cell trait n. pat the usu. asymptomatic hereditary condition that occurs when a person inherits from only one parent the abnormal hemoglobin gene characteristic of sickle cell anemia • Etymology: 1925–30 …   From formal English to slang

  • sickle cell trait — Pathol. the usually asymptomatic hereditary condition that occurs when a person inherits from only one parent the abnormal hemoglobin gene characteristic of sickle cell anemia. Also called sicklemia. [1925 30] * * * …   Universalium

  • sickle cell trait — Pathol. the usually asymptomatic hereditary condition that occurs when a person inherits from only one parent the abnormal hemoglobin gene characteristic of sickle cell anemia. Also called sicklemia. [1925 30] …   Useful english dictionary

  • sickle cell — n 1) an abnormal red blood cell of crescent shape 2) a condition characterized by sickle cells: SICKLE CELL ANEMIA, SICKLE CELL TRAIT * * * see drepanocyte * * * an erythrocyte shaped like a sickle or crescent owing to the presence of …   Medical dictionary

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