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noun Pathology.

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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Also called sicklemia.

Origin of sickle cell trait

First recorded in 1925–30
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sickle cell trait

n.

A hereditary condition, usually harmless and without symptoms, in which an individual carries only one gene for sickle cell anemia.
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