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elliptocytotic anemia


Definition: anemia with elliptocytosis; a heterogeneous group of inherited anemias having in common elliptic red blood cells on blood smear. The defect may reside in dysfunction or deficiency of proteins of the red blood cell membrane skeleton.

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