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sickle

sick·le

 (sĭk′əl)
n.
1. An implement having a crescent-shaped blade attached to a short handle, used for cutting grain or tall grass.
2. The cutting mechanism of a reaper or mower.
v. sick·led, sick·ling, sick·les
v.tr.
1. To cut with a sickle.
2. To deform (a red blood cell) into an abnormal crescent shape.
v.intr.
To assume an abnormal crescent shape. Used of red blood cells.
adj.
Shaped like the blade of a sickle; crescent-shaped: a sickle moon.

[Middle English sikel, from Old English sicol, from Vulgar Latin sicila, from Latin sēcula; see sek- in Indo-European roots.]

sickle

(ˈsɪkəl)
n
(Tools) an implement for cutting grass, corn, etc, having a curved blade and a short handle
[Old English sicol, from Latin sēcula; related to secāre to cut]

sick•le

(ˈsɪk əl)

n.
1. an implement for cutting grain, grass, etc., consisting of a curved, hooklike blade mounted in a short handle.
2. (cap.) a group of stars in the constellation Leo, likened to this implement in formation.
[before 1000; Middle English sikel, Old English sicol, c. Middle Low German, Middle Dutch sekele, Old High German sichila, all « Latin secula=sec(āre) to cut + -ula -ule]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sickle - an edge tool for cutting grass or cropssickle - an edge tool for cutting grass or crops; has a curved blade and a short handle
edge tool - any cutting tool with a sharp cutting edge (as a chisel or knife or plane or gouge)
haft, helve - the handle of a weapon or tool
Translations
مِنْجَل
srp
segl
sarló
sigî
pjautuvas
sirpis
kosák
skära

sickle

[ˈsɪkl] Nhoz f

sickle

[ˈsɪkəl] n (= tool) → faucille f
the hammer and sickle → la faucille et le marteausick leave ncongé m de maladie, congé m maladie
on sick leave → en congé de maladie, en congé maladiesickle-cell anaemia nanémie f à hématies falciformes, drépanocytose f

sickle

nSichel f

sickle

[ˈsɪkl] nfalcetto
hammer and sickle → falce e martello

sickle

(ˈsikl) noun
a tool with a curved blade for cutting grain etc.
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In situ sickling of RBCs in connective and musculoskeletal structures produces painful ischaemia manifested by acute pain and tenderness, fever, tachycardia and anxiety.
Pre-clinical data demonstrate IMR-687 reduces both the sickling of red blood cells and blood vessel occlusion that cause debilitating pain, organ damage, and early mortality in affected patients.
Since oxygenated sickle hemoglobin does not polymerize, GBT440 blocks polymerization and the resultant sickling of red blood cells (RBCs).
In sickle-cell disease, low-oxygen tension promotes RBC sickling and repeated episodes of sickling damages the cell membrane and makes it rigid.
The anti-sickling HSC will be transplanted back into the patient's bone marrow and multiplies the corrected cells that make red blood cells without sickling.
The sickling crisis in SCT women may occur in cases of extreme anaemia, dehydration, acidosis, vigorous exertion and at high altitude.
2) The genetic defect, a single point mutation resulting in the substitution of valine for glutamic acid at the 6 position on the beta globulin of chromosome 11, causes a sickling of hemoglobin in red blood cells.
Homozygous sickle cell anaemia (Hb SS) is the most common while sickle cell trait, doubly heterozygous conditions of Hb SC and Hb Sssthal also cause sickling disease2.
The sensitivities of the sickling and solubility tests for detection of the sickle cell trait (AS) as reported by the authors were 65% and 45%, respectively, essentially translating to high 35% and 65% false-negative rates, an unacceptable scenario regardless of cost saving.
The deaths were attributed to the sickling of the cells, and the federal government decided to bar people who had the trait from certain military sections, including the Air Force.
Iron deficiency in sickle cell patients may result in lowering the intracellular haemoglobin concentration and this may ameliorate sickling.
Over the past seven years, collapse during exercise due to complications from sickle cell trait has killed nine athletes, Of 136 sudden, nontraumatic sports deaths of high school and college athletes over a decade, five percent were due to exertional sickling.