sickle cell trait

sickle cell trait

noun Pathology.
the usually asymptomatic hereditary condition that occurs when a person inherits from only one parent the abnormal hemoglobin gene characteristic of sickle cell anemia.
Also called sicklemia.


Origin:
1925–30

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sickle cell trait n.
A hereditary condition, usually harmless and without symptoms, in which an individual carries only one gene for sickle cell anemia.

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