beta-thalassemia

2 ENTRIES FOUND:

be·ta–thal·as·se·mia

noun \-ˌtha-lə-ˈsē-mē-ə\

Definition of BETA-THALASSEMIA

:  thalassemia in which the longer hemoglobin chain is affected and which comprises Cooley's anemia in the homozygous condition and thalassemia minor in the heterozygous condition

First Known Use of BETA-THALASSEMIA

1962

be·ta–thal·as·se·mia

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of BETA–THALASSEMIA

: thalassemia in which the hemoglobin chain designated beta is affected and which comprises Cooley's anemia in the homozygous condition and thalassemia minor in the heterozygous condition

Variants of BETA–THALASSEMIA

be·ta–thal·as·se·mia or β–thalassemia or British be·ta–thal·as·sae·mia or β–thalassaemia \-ˌthal-ə-ˈsē-mē-ə\

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: beta–thalassemia major
Previous Word in the Dictionary: beta test
All Words Near: beta-thalassemia

Seen & Heard

What made you want to look up beta-thalassemia? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).