Associations to the word «Sickle»

Pictures for the word «Sickle»


SICKLE, noun. (agriculture) an implement, having a semicircular blade and short handle, used for cutting long grass and cereal crops
SICKLE, verb. (agriculture) (transitive) To cut with a sickle
SICKLE, verb. (transitive) To deform (as with a red blood cell) into an abnormal crescent shape.
SICKLE, verb. (intransitive) To assume an abnormal crescent shape. Used of red blood cells.
SICKLE, adjective. Shaped like the blade of a sickle; crescent-shaped.
SICKLE CELL ANAEMIA, noun. (pathology) (British) A severe hereditary form of anaemia, mainly affecting people of African origin, in which mutated haemoglobin distorts red blood cells into a crescent shape, causing the cells to become stuck in capillaries. Downstream tissues are thus deprived of oxygen causing ischaemia and infarction.

Dictionary definition

SICKLE, noun. An edge tool for cutting grass or crops; has a curved blade and a short handle.

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