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[hahy-puh-kroh-mee-uh] /ˌhaɪ pəˈkroʊ mi ə/

noun, Pathology.
an anemic condition due to a deficiency of hemoglobin in the red blood cells.
insufficient color or pigmentation.

hypochromia hy·po·chro·mi·a (hī’pō-krō’mē-ə)
An anemic condition in which the percentage of hemoglobin in red blood cells is abnormally low. Also called hypochromasia, hypochromatism.
hy’po·chro’mic adj.


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