erythroblastosis fetalis

erythroblastosis

[ih-rith-roh-bla-stoh-sis]
noun Pathology.
1.
the presence of erythroblasts in the blood.
2.
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.

Origin:
1930–35; erythroblast + -osis

erythroblastotic [ih-rith-roh-bla-stot-ik] , adjective
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To erythroblastosis fetalis
Collins
World English Dictionary
erythroblastosis (ɪˌrɪθrəʊblæˈstəʊsɪs)
 
n
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

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source
American Heritage
Medical Dictionary

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)
n.
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.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Cite This Source
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature