thalassaemia major

Definitions of thalassaemia major
  1. noun
    a fatal form of homozygous thalassemia (inherited from both parents) in which there is no hemoglobin; skeletal deformations; heart and spleen and liver enlarged
    synonyms: Cooley's anaemia, Cooley's anemia, thalassemia major
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    type of:
    Mediterranean anaemia, Mediterranean anemia, thalassaemia, thalassemia
    an inherited form of anemia caused by faulty synthesis of hemoglobin
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