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Noun: refractory anemia
Usage: N. Amer (elsewhere: refractory anaemia)
  1. Any of various anemic conditions that are not successfully treated by any means other than blood transfusions (and that are not associated with another primary disease)
    - refractory anaemia [Brit, Cdn]

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

Encyclopedia: Refractory anemia