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sickle cell trait

noun

, Pathology.
  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.


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Word History and Origins

Origin of sickle cell trait1

First recorded in 1925–30

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Example Sentences

People who inherit one gene for sickle cell disease and one normal gene have sickle cell trait.

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