a hereditary form of anemia, occurring chiefly in people of Mediterranean origin, marked by the abnormal synthesis of hemoglobin and a consequent shortened life span of red blood cells.
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- Also called Cooley's anemia.
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How to use thalassemia in a sentence
Researchers are also exploring in utero therapies for other rare genetic diseases, including the blood disorder alpha thalassemia.This child was treated for a rare genetic disease while still in the womb | Erin Garcia de Jesús | November 9, 2022 | Science News
Scientific definitions for thalassemia
Any of a group of inherited forms of anemia occurring chiefly among people of Mediterranean descent, caused by faulty synthesis of part of the hemoglobin molecule
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