sickle cell retinopathy n.
A condition characterized by dilation and tortuosity of retinal veins, microaneurysms, and retinal hemorrhages, with advanced cases manifesting neovascularization, detachment of the retina, or vitreous hemorrhage.
- Sickle cell syndrome
sickle cell syndrome n. See sickle cell anemia.
- Sickle-cell test
sickle-cell test n. A method of determining the percentage of red blood cells containing hemoglobin S.
- Sickle cell-thalassemia disease
sickle cell-thalassemia disease n. See microdrepanocytic anemia.
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. sickle cell trait n. A hereditary condition, usually harmless and without symptoms, in which an individual carries only one gene for sickle cell anemia.