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sickle-cell anemia

People with the sickle-cell disease are resistant to malaria.
  a congenital form of anemia occurring mostly in blacks; characterized by abnormal blood cells having a crescent shape
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  • People with the sickle-cell disease are resistant to malaria.
  • I’d also read about the lack of funding for research into sickle-cell anemia, a disease that affected blacks almost exclusively.
    Rebecca Skloot  --  The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
  • In the hour before lunch Buddy took me to a lecture on sickle-cell anemia and some other depressing diseases, where they wheeled sick people out onto the platform and asked them questions and then wheeled them off and showed colored slides.
    Sylvia Plath  --  The Bell Jar
  • White plague, bubonic plague, sickle-cell anemia.
    Steve Lopez  --  The Soloist
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Associated words [difficulty]:   sickle-cell anemia [8] , anemic [4] , anemia [5] , hemophilia [7] , Down syndrome [8] , muscular dystrophy [8] , Klinefelter syndrome [9] , cystic fibrosis [9]
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