Definition of sickle-cell anaemia noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

sickle-cell anaemia

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(also sickle-cell disease)[uncountable]
 
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a serious form of anaemia (= a disease of the blood) that is found mostly in people of African family origins, and which is passed down from parents to children