from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An implement having a semicircular blade attached to a short handle, used for cutting grain or tall grass.
- n. The cutting mechanism of a reaper or mower.
- transitive v. To cut with a sickle.
- transitive v. To deform (a red blood cell) into an abnormal crescent shape.
- intransitive v. To assume an abnormal crescent shape. Used of red blood cells.
- adj. Shaped like the blade of a sickle; crescent-shaped: a sickle moon.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. an implement, having a semicircular blade and short handle, used for cutting long grass and cereal crops
- v. To cut with a sickle
- v. To deform (as with a red blood cell) into an abnormal crescent shape.
- v. To assume an abnormal crescent shape. Used of red blood cells.
- adj. Shaped like the blade of a sickle; crescent-shaped.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A reaping instrument consisting of a steel blade curved into the form of a hook, and having a handle fitted on a tang. The sickle has one side of the blade notched, so as always to sharpen with a serrated edge. Cf. Reaping hook, under reap.
- n. A group of stars in the constellation Leo. See Illust. of Leo.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A reaping-hook; a curved blade of steel (anciently also of bronze) having the edge on the inner side of the curve, with a short handle or haft, for cutting with the right hand grain or grass which is grasped by the left.
- n. A sickle-shaped sharp-edged spur or gaff formerly used in cock-fighting.
- n. In embryology, a crescentie thickening at the posterior edge of the blastodisc in certain vertebrate embryos with meroblastic eggs, such as the fishes and reptiles.
- n. A crescentie whitish area in the choroid commonly observed in cases of myopia.
- n. One of the arms; which support the yarn guide-wire, or faller, on the spindle-carriage of a spinning-mule: so named from its shape.
- n. A sickle-feather.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an edge tool for cutting grass or crops; has a curved blade and a short handle
Nutrition supplementation studies in sickle cell disease
A randomized, multicenter, phase II study to evaluate the safety and efficacy of oral ICL670 (deferasirox) 20 mg/kg/day relative to subcutaneous deferoxamine in sickle cell disease patients with iron overload from repeated blood transfusions
Commemorating a key event in sickle cell disease history
A one-year open label, non-comparative extension to a randomized, multicenter, phase II study to evaluate the safety, tolerability, pharmacokinetics and the effects on liver iron concentration of repeated doses of 5-30 mg/kg/day of ICL670 (deferasirox) relative to deferoxamine in sickle cell disease patients with transfusional hemosiderosis
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The inability to maximally concentrate urine is the most common renal abnormality in sickle cell disease.
Infections are the leading cause of death in sickle cell disease.
Important health maintenance measures in sickle cell disease include:
I mean, there's a reality of -- I mean, hey, we don't even hear the word sickle cell anymore now, do we?