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

Derived forms: thalassemias

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

Encyclopedia: Thalassemia