- an anemia characterized by an abnormally low concentration of hemoglobin in the red blood cells, often due to iron deficiency.
Origin of hypochromic anemia
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- Anemia characterized by a decrease in the ratio of the weight of hemoglobin to the volume of the red blood cell.
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