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thalassaemia

US thalassemia

/ (ˌθæləˈsiːmɪə) /
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noun

a hereditary disease, common in many parts of the world, resulting from defects in the synthesis of the red blood pigment haemoglobinAlso called: Cooley's anaemia (ˈkuːlɪz)

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Word Origin for thalassaemia

New Latin, from Greek thalassa sea + -aemia, from it being esp prevalent round the eastern Mediterranean Sea
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