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

First Known Use of beta–thalassemia

1962


Medical Dictionary

beta–thalassemia

noun be·ta–thal·as·se·mia
variants: or

β–thalassemia

or British

beta–thalassaemia

or

β–thalassaemia

\-ˌthal-ə-ˈsē-mē-ə\

Medical Definition of beta–thalassemia

  1. :  thalassemia in which the hemoglobin chains designated beta are affected and which comprises Cooley's anemia in the homozygous condition and thalassemia minor in the heterozygous condition—compare alpha-thalassemia


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