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(Pathology) a hereditary haemolytic anaemia, occurring in Black populations, and caused by mutant haemoglobin. The red blood cells become sickle-shaped. It is characterized by fever, abdominal pain, jaundice, leg ulcers, etc
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|Noun||1.||sickle-cell anaemia - a congenital form of anemia occurring mostly in blacks; characterized by abnormal blood cells having a crescent shape|
crescent-cell anaemia, crescent-cell anemia, drepanocytic anaemia, drepanocytic anemia, sickle-cell anemia, sickle-cell disease