Definition of haemoglobinopathy in English:

haemoglobinopathy

(US hemoglobinopathy)

noun

Medicine
  • A hereditary condition involving an abnormality in the structure of haemoglobin.

    • ‘In the United States neonatal screening for haemoglobinopathy occurs routinely in most states, and antenatal screening for cystic fibrosis carrier status has been recommended nationally.’
    • ‘She was fired from her position as director of the haemoglobinopathy research programme and referred to the medical licensing board of Ontario for research misconduct.’
    • ‘Appropriate hemoglobinopathy screening should include a complete blood count and hemoglobin electrophoresis.’
    • ‘In general, these are healthy individuals with no significant pathologic changes related to the hemoglobinopathy.’
    • ‘This investigation was a retrospective, histochemical, morphometric study of blood vessels in hematopoietic bone marrow in cases of sickle cell hemoglobinopathy and in age group-matched normal control subjects.’

Pronunciation:

haemoglobinopathy

/ˌhiːməˌɡləʊbɪˈnɒpəθi/