erythroblastosis fe|tal|is

erythroblastosis fe|tal|is «fih TAL ihs»,
erythroblastosis of the fetus: »

Erythroblastosis fetalis occurs in about 10 per cent of the cases when an Rh negative mother is pregnant with an Rh positive baby (New York Times).

[< New Latin erythroblastosis fetalis fetal erythroblastosis]

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • erythroblastosis — [fi tal′ise rith΄rō blas tō′sis] n. 1. the appearance of immature, nucleate red blood cells in the circulating blood 2. a disease of the developing fetus and newborn infant, characterized by a hemolytic anemia and jaundice and caused by an… …   English World dictionary

  • erythroblastosis fetalis — erythroblastosis fe·ta·lis fi tal əs n a hemolytic disease of the fetus and newborn that is characterized by an increase in circulating erythroblasts and by jaundice and that occurs when the system of an Rh negative mother produces antibodies to… …   Medical dictionary

  • erythroblastosis — erythroblastotic /i rith roh bla stot ik/, adj. /i rith roh bla stoh sis/, n. Pathol. 1. the presence of erythroblasts in the blood. 2. Also called erythroblastosis fetalis /fi tal is/, erythroblastosis neonatorum /nee euh neuh tawr euhm, tohr / …   Universalium

  • erythroblastosis fetalis — noun severe anemia in newborn babies; the result of Rh incompatibility between maternal and fetal blood; typically occurs when the child of an Rh negative mother inherits Rh positive blood from the father; can be diagnosed before birth by… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Hydrops fetalis — Gross edema (swelling), usually with anemia, of the fetus. It can be due to Rh blood group incompatibility, in which antibodies crossing the placenta from the mother destroy the red blood cells of the fetus. It can also be caused by a lethal form …   Medical dictionary

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