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1. any genetically determined condition; also, the condition prevailing in the heterozygous state of a recessive disorder, as the sickle cell trait.
2. a distinctive behavior pattern.
sickle cell trait the condition, usually asymptomatic, of being heterozygous for hemoglobin S; see also sickle cell.
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sick·le cell trait
the heterozygous state of the gene for hemoglobin S in sickle cell anemia.
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sickle cell trait
A hereditary condition, usually harmless and without symptoms, in which an individual carries only one mutated hemoglobin gene for sickle cell anemia. The sickle cell trait confers resistance to some forms of fatal malaria.
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sickle cell traitHeterozygosity for HbS seen in 8% of US blacks, up to 30% of African populations Clinical No anemia, normal growth, development, lifespan, slight ↑ in sudden unexplained death; hematuria, splenic infarction. See Sickle cell disease.
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