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|Noun||1.||malignant anaemia - a chronic progressive anemia of older adults; thought to result from a lack of intrinsic factor (a substance secreted by the stomach that is responsible for the absorption of vitamin B12)|
megaloblastic anaemia, megaloblastic anemia - anemia characterized by many large immature and dysfunctional red blood cells (megaloblasts) in the bone marrow; associated with pernicious anemia
metaplastic anaemia, metaplastic anemia - pernicious anemia in which the various formed elements in the blood are changed