Definitions of thalassemia
  1. noun
    an inherited form of anemia caused by faulty synthesis of hemoglobin
    synonyms: Mediterranean anaemia, Mediterranean anemia, thalassaemia
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    Cooley's anaemia, Cooley's anemia, thalassaemia major, thalassemia major
    a fatal form of homozygous thalassemia (inherited from both parents) in which there is no hemoglobin; skeletal deformations; heart and spleen and liver enlarged
    type of:
    monogenic disease, monogenic disorder
    an inherited disease controlled by a single pair of genes
    hypochromic anaemia, hypochromic anemia
    anemia characterized by a decrease in the concentration of corpuscular hemoglobin
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