thalassaemia

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thalassaemia

(ˌθæləˈsiːmɪə) or

thalassemia

n
(Pathology) a hereditary disease, common in many parts of the world, resulting from defects in the synthesis of the red blood pigment haemoglobin. Also called: Cooley's anaemia
[New Latin, from Greek thalassa sea + -aemia, from it being esp prevalent round the eastern Mediterranean Sea]
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Noun1.thalassaemia - an inherited form of anemia caused by faulty synthesis of hemoglobin
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
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
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thalassaemia

[ˌθæləˈsiːmɪə] Nanemia f de Cooley