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beta–thalassemia

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noun be·ta–thal·as·se·mia \-ˌtha-lə-ˈsē-mē-ə\

Definition of beta–thalassemia

  1. :  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



1962

First Known Use of beta–thalassemia

1962


Medical Dictionary

beta–thalassemia

noun be·ta–thal·as·se·mia

Medical Definition of beta–thalassemia

  1. :  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

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

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