erythroblastosis fetalis


noun Pathology.
the presence of erythroblasts in the blood.
Also called erythroblastosis fetalis [fi-tal-is] , erythroblastosis neonatorum [nee-uh-nuh-tawr-uhm, -tohr-] . this condition in the fetus or newborn, usually caused by an Rh incompatibility between mother and baby.

1930–35; erythroblast + -osis

erythroblastotic [ih-rith-roh-bla-stot-ik] , adjective Unabridged
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erythroblastosis (ɪˌrɪθrəʊblæˈstəʊsɪs)
1.  the abnormal presence of erythroblasts in the circulating blood
2.  Also called: erythroblastosis fetalis an anaemic blood disease of a fetus or newborn child, characterized by erythroblasts in the circulating blood: caused by a blood incompatibility between mother and fetus

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erythroblastosis e·ryth·ro·blas·to·sis (ĭ-rĭth'rō-blā-stō'sĭs)
n. pl. e·ryth·ro·blas·to·ses (-sēz)
The abnormal presence of erythroblasts in the blood.

erythroblastosis fetalis erythroblastosis fe·ta·lis (fē-tā'lĭs)
A severe hemolytic disease of a fetus or newborn caused by production of maternal antibodies for fetal red blood cells, usually involving Rh incompatibility between the mother and fetus. Also called ABO hemolytic disease of newborn, congenital anemia, hemolytic disease of newborn, neonatal anemia.

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