beta-thalassemia

noun
be·ta-thal·as·se·mia | \ˈbā-tə-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, in the meaning defined above

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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 

: 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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