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Megaloblastic anemia

Synonym(s)

  • anemia, megaloblastic

Definition(s)

A disorder characterized by the presence of anemia, abnormally large red blood cells (megalocytes or macrocytes), and megaloblasts.

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

An anemia (as pernicious anemia) characterized by the presence of megaloblasts in the circulating blood.

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 16, 2014