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.
noun 1. one of the paired, elongated, sickle-shaped, middle feathers of the tail of the rooster. sickle feather noun 1. (often pl) any of the elongated tail feathers of certain birds, esp the domestic cock
[sik-uh l-hokt] /ˈsɪk əlˌhɒkt/ adjective, Veterinary Pathology. 1. noting or pertaining to a condition of horses in which the hock, due to strained tendons and ligaments, is flexed so that the foot is abnormally bowed far under the body.
- Sickle medick
noun 1. a small Eurasian leguminous plant, Medicago falcata, having trifoliate leaves, yellow flowers, and sickle-shaped pods Also called yellow medick
noun, Pathology. 1. a chronic hereditary blood disease, occurring primarily among Africans or persons of African descent, in which abnormal hemoglobin causes red blood cells to become sickle-shaped and nonfunctional, characterized by enlarged spleen, chronic anemia, lethargy, weakness, joint pain, and blood clot formation. sickle cell trait noun, Pathology. 1. the usually asymptomatic hereditary condition […]