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sickle-cell anaemia

noun
     
Related topics: Illness and Disability
sickle-cell anaemia British English ; sickle-cell anemia American English [uncountable]
MI a serious illness that mainly affects black people, in which the blood cells change shape, causing weakness and fever

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