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thalassemia vs. anemia

[ thal-uh-see-mee-uh ]
  1. 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.
[ uh-nee-mee-uh ]
  1. a quantitative deficiency of the hemoglobin, often accompanied by a reduced number of red blood cells and causing pallor, weakness, and breathlessness.
  2. a lack of power, vigor, vitality, or colorfulness: His writing suffers from anemia.

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