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  1. sickle cell anaemia

    • IPA[ˌsɪk(ə)l sɛl əˈniːmɪə]


    • n.
      a severe hereditary form of anaemia in which a mutated form of haemoglobin distorts the red blood cells into a crescent shape at low oxygen levels. It is commonest among those of African descent.
    • noun: sickle cell anaemia, plural noun: sickle cell anaemias