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Hypochromatism

Synonym(s)

  • hypochromasia
  • hypochromia
  • hypochromic
  • red cell hypochromia

Definition(s)

An anemic condition which results from a lack hemoglobin within erythrocytes.

Definition from: NCI Thesaurus via Unified Medical Language SystemThis link leads to a site outside Genetics Home Reference. at the National Library of Medicine

1 : deficiency of color or pigmentation 2 : deficiency of hemoglobin in the red blood cells (as in nutritional anemia)

Definition from: Merriam-Webster's Medical DictionaryThis link leads to a site outside Genetics Home Reference. by Merriam-Webster Inc.

See also Understanding Medical Terminology.

 
Published: December 22, 2014