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An inherited form of anemia occurring chiefly among people of Mediterranean descent, caused by faulty synthesis of part of the hemoglobin molecule. Also called Mediterranean anemia.
[Greek thalassa, sea + -emia.]
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thal•as•se•mi•a(ˌθæl əˈsi mi ə)
a hereditary anemia marked by the abnormal production of hemoglobin, occurring chiefly in people of Mediterranean origin.
[1932; < Greek thálass(a) sea (alluding to the Mediterranean Sea) + -emia]
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|Noun||1.||thalassemia - 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
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n. talasemia, grupo de diferentes tipos de anemia hemolítica hereditaria encontrada en poblaciones de la región mediterránea y sureste de Asia;
major ___ → ___ mayor;
minor ___ → ___ menor.
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