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Related to microcytic anaemia: macrocytic anaemia
, megaloblastic anaemia
, hypochromic anaemia
, pernicious anaemia
microcytic anaemia An anaemia in which the red blood cells are < 6.5 µm in diameter and < 80 fL, due to iron deficiency, thalassemias or lead poisoning.
microcytic anaemia ANAEMIA in which the red blood cells are significantly smaller than normal. This is a feature of iron deficiency anaemia.