sickle cell

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sickle cell

n.
An abnormal, crescent-shaped red blood cell that results from a single change in the amino acid sequence of the cell's hemoglobin, which causes the cell to contort, especially under low-oxygen conditions.

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n.
an elongated, often sickle-shaped red blood cell, caused by defective hemoglobin.
[1925–30]
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Noun1.sickle cell - an abnormal red blood cell that has a crescent shape and an abnormal form of hemoglobin
erythrocyte, RBC, red blood cell - a mature blood cell that contains hemoglobin to carry oxygen to the bodily tissues; a biconcave disc that has no nucleus