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hereditary elliptocytosisHereditary ovalocytosis Hematology An AD condition, affecting ±1:2500 of the general population; 15% of the RBCs are ovoid; hemolysis is uncommon, but severe in 5%
An inherited condition in which the red blood cells are oval or elliptical. This anomaly occurs in about 1 in every 2000 births.
See also: elliptocytosis