erythroblastosis

[ ih-rith-roh-bla-stoh-sis ]
/ ɪˌrɪθ roʊ blæˈstoʊ sɪs /

noun Pathology.

the presence of erythroblasts in the blood.
Also called eryth·roblasto·sis fe·tal·is [fi-tal-is] /fɪˈtæl ɪs/, erythroblasto·sis ne·o·na·to·rum [nee-uh-nuh-tawr-uh m, -tohr-] /ˌni ə nəˈtɔr əm, -ˈtoʊr-/. this condition in the fetus or newborn, usually caused by an Rh incompatibility between mother and baby.

Nearby words

  1. erythritol,
  2. erythro-,
  3. erythroblast,
  4. erythroblastemia,
  5. erythroblastopenia,
  6. erythroblastosis fetalis,
  7. erythroblastotic,
  8. erythrocin,
  9. erythroclasis,
  10. erythroclastic

Origin of erythroblastosis

First recorded in 1930–35; erythroblast + -osis

Related formse·ryth·ro·blas·tot·ic [ih-rith-roh-bla-stot-ik] /ɪˌrɪθ roʊ blæˈstɒt ɪk/, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for erythroblastosis fetalis

erythroblastosis

/ (ɪˌrɪθrəʊblæˈstəʊsɪs) /

noun

the abnormal presence of erythroblasts in the circulating blood
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
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Medicine definitions for erythroblastosis fetalis

erythroblastosis fetalis

[ fē-tālĭs ]

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.ABO hemolytic disease of newborn congenital anemia hemolytic disease of newborn neonatal anemia RH disease

erythroblastosis

[ ĭ-rĭth′rō-blă-stōsĭs ]

n. pl. e•ryth•ro•blas•to•ses (-sēz)

The abnormal presence of erythroblasts in the blood.

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