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Meaning of sickle cell trait

sick'le cell" trait"

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— Pathol. Pathol.
  1. 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
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