microcytic anemia

microcytic anemia
microcytic anemia n an anemia characterized by the presence of microcytes in the blood

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any anemia characterized by microcytes (erythrocytes smaller than normal), such as iron deficiency anemia or β-thalassemia. See also hypochromic microcytic a.

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