thalassaemia(redirected from Cooleys anaemia)
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(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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|Noun||1.||thalassaemia - an inherited form of anemia caused by faulty synthesis of hemoglobin|
hypochromic anaemia, hypochromic anemia - anemia characterized by a decrease in the concentration of corpuscular hemoglobin