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Noun: malignant anaemia
Usage: Brit, Cdn (US: malignant anemia)
  1. A chronic progressive anaemia of older adults; thought to result from a lack of intrinsic factor (a substance secreted by the stomach that is responsible for the absorption of vitamin B12)
    - pernicious anemia [N. Amer], pernicious anaemia [Brit, Cdn], malignant anemia [N. Amer]

Type of: anaemia [Brit, Cdn], anemia [N. Amer]