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(Pathology) another name for thalassaemia
[named after Thomas B. Cooley (1871–1945), US paediatrician who reported on it in children in the Mediterranean area]
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|Noun||1.||Cooley's anaemia - a fatal form of homozygous thalassemia (inherited from both parents) in which there is no hemoglobin; skeletal deformations; heart and spleen and liver enlarged|