hypochromic anemia


noun Pathology.

an anemia characterized by an abnormally low concentration of hemoglobin in the red blood cells, often due to iron deficiency.

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Origin of hypochromic anemia

First recorded in 1920–25; hypo- + chromic
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Medical definitions for hypochromic anemia

hypochromic anemia

n.

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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