sicklemia
noun Etymology: New Latin, from English sickle (cell) + New Latin -emia Date: 1932 sickle-cell trait

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  • sicklemia — ☆ sicklemia [sik lē′mē ə, sik΄əl ē′mē ə ] n. 〚 SICKLE (CELL) + (E)MIA〛 the presence of sickle cells in the blood, with or without accompanying anemia * * * sick·le·mi·a (sĭk ə lēʹmē ə) n. Sickle cell anemia or sickle cell trait. * * * …   Universalium

  • sicklemia — ☆ sicklemia [sik lē′mē ə, sik΄əl ē′mē ə ] n. [ SICKLE (CELL) + (E)MIA] the presence of sickle cells in the blood, with or without accompanying anemia …   English World dictionary

  • sicklemia — Presence of sickle or crescent shaped erythrocytes in peripheral blood; seen in sickle cell anemia and sickle cell trait. * * * sick·le·mia or chiefly Brit sick·lae·mia si klē mē ə n SICKLE CELL TRAIT sick·le·mic or chiefly Brit sick·lae·mic …   Medical dictionary

  • sicklemia — n. (Medicine) sickle cell anemia, hereditary disease characterized by anemia resulting from defective hemoglobin production (causes deformed red blood cells, oxygen deficiency, and circulatory problems) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • sicklemia — sick·le·mia …   English syllables

  • sicklemia — sick•le•mi•a [[t]ˌsɪk əˈli mi ə, sɪkˈli [/t]] n. pat sickle cell anemia • Etymology: 1930–35 sick le′mic, adj …   From formal English to slang

  • sicklemia — …   Useful english dictionary

  • sickle cell anemia — Pathol. a chronic hereditary blood disease, occurring primarily among Africans or persons of African descent, in which abnormal hemoglobin causes red blood cells to become sickle shaped and nonfunctional, characterized by enlarged spleen, chronic …   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] * * * …   Universalium

  • childhood disease and disorder — Introduction       any illness, impairment, or abnormal condition that affects primarily infants and children i.e., those in the age span that begins with the fetus and extends through adolescence.       Childhood is a period typified by change,… …   Universalium

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