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Noun: thalassaemia  ,tha-lu'see-mee-u
Usage: Brit, Cdn (US: thalassemia)
  1. An inherited form of anaemia caused by faulty synthesis of haemoglobin
    - thalassemia [N. Amer], Mediterranean anemia [N. Amer], Mediterranean anaemia [Brit, Cdn]

Derived forms: thalassaemias

Type of: hypochromic anaemia [Brit, Cdn], hypochromic anemia [N. Amer], monogenic disease, monogenic disorder

Encyclopedia: Thalassaemia