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Sickle cell anemia - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
Sickle cell anemia is one of a group of inherited disorders known as sickle cell disease. It affects the shape of red blood cells, which carry oxygen to all parts of the body. Red blood cells are usually round and flexible, so they move easily through blood vessels. In sickle cell anemia, some red blood cells are shaped like sickles or crescent moons.

Sickle Cell Disease - What Is Sickle Cell Disease? | NHLBI, NIH
Sickle cell disease is a group of inherited red blood cell disorders that affect hemoglobin, the protein that carries oxygen through the body. The condition affects more than 100,000 people in the United States and 20 million people worldwide. Normally, red blood cells are disc-shaped and flexible enough to move easily through the blood vessels. If you have sickle cell disease, your red blood cells are crescent- or “sickle”-shaped.

Sickle - Wikipedia
A sickle, bagging hook, reaping-hook or grasshook is a single-handed agricultural tool designed with variously curved blades and typically used for harvesting, or reaping, grain crops or cutting succulent forage chiefly for feeding livestock, either freshly cut or dried as hay.

Sickle Cell Disease | Johns Hopkins Medicine
Sickle cell disease is a blood disorder in which the hemoglobin is damaged and can't carry oxygen to the tissues. These blood cells with the defective hemoglobin are sticky and can build up and block small blood vessels leading to pain and other complications of the disease.

Sickle Definition & Meaning - Merriam-Webster
1 of 3. noun. sick· leˈsi-kəl. 1. : an agricultural implement consisting of a curved metal blade with a short handle fitted on a tang. 2. : the cutting mechanism (as of a reaper, combine, or mower) consisting of a bar with a series of cutting elements. Illustration of sickle. sickle 1.

Sickle | hand tool | Britannica
sickle, one of the most ancient of harvesting tools, consisting of a metal blade, usually curved, attached to a short wooden handle. The short handle forces the user to harvest in a stooped or squatting position. The longer-handled scythe, the user of which remains upright, evolved from the sickle.

Scythes & Sickles for sale | eBay
A scythe tool or hand sickle can be useful items for pruning, trimming, or otherwise keeping your lawn, garden, or field in the shape that you want it. You will find a wide selection of inexpensive scythes for sale on eBay in a range of designs or styles you might like.

Amazon.com: Sickle
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"Scythe" vs. "Sickle" – What's The Difference? | Dictionary.com
A scythe is a farming tool with a long, slightly curved blade that’s mounted on a long pole (called a snath ). Real-life versions usually have two shorter hand-sized handles attached to the pole—one in the middle and one at the end. Either way, you have to use two hands to properly wield a scythe. The scythe is used to cut grasses and grains—it’s designed so the blade moves in a plane parallel to the ground.

sickle - Wiktionary
sickle (plural sickles) (agriculture) An implement having a semicircular blade and short handle, used for cutting long grass and cereal crops. Any of the sickle-shaped middle feathers of the domestic cock. Synonyms . reap hook; reaping hook; Coordinate terms . scythe; Derived terms . sickle cell; hammer and sickle; moonsickle; Translations

 

 

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