thalassemia major

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Related to Cooley anemia: Mediterranean anemia, Alpha Thalassemia, Beta thalassemia
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Noun1.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
Mediterranean anaemia, Mediterranean anemia, thalassaemia, thalassemia - an inherited form of anemia caused by faulty synthesis of hemoglobin