milk anemia


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milk a·ne·mi·a

a type of hypochromic microcytic anemia, resulting from iron deficiency, occurring in infants maintained on a milk diet for too long a period.

milk anemia

In a young child, iron-deficiency anemia caused by consistent consumption of milk in amounts greater than 1 qt daily. This excessive milk intake displaces iron-rich foods in the diet.
See also: anemia