metaplastic anemia

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Related to metaplastic anemia: pernicious anemia
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Noun1.metaplastic anemia - pernicious anemia in which the various formed elements in the blood are changed
malignant anaemia, malignant anemia, pernicious anaemia, pernicious anemia - 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)