Share this entry

Share this page

sickle-cell trait

Saltos de línea: sickle-cell trait

Definición de sickle-cell trait en inglés:

sustantivo

[mass noun]
A relatively mild condition caused by the presence of a single gene for sickle-cell anaemia, producing a smaller amount of abnormal haemoglobin and conferring some resistance to malaria.
Example sentences
  • In 1933, L.W. Diggs of Memphis demonstrated the existence of both the asymptomatic sickle-cell trait and the actual disease sickle-cell anemia.
  • It has also been proposed that the prevalence of sickle-cell trait can influence the genetic structure of parasite populations.
  • To my surprise, I found remarkably high frequencies of sickle-cell trait carriers in tribes living close to the coast of Kenya and near Lake Victoria, whereas in the intervening highlands the frequencies were < 1%.

Definición de sickle-cell trait en:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

¿Qué te llama la atención de esta palabra o frase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Obtenga más de Oxford Dictionaries

Suscribirse para eliminar anuncios y acceder a los recursos premium

Palabra del día orthoepy
Pronunciación: ˈɔːθəʊɛpi
noun
the correct or accepted pronunciation of words