thalassemia major

noun

Definition of thalassemia major 

Examples of thalassemia major in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web

Alpha thalassemia major involves two genes, and two flawed copies of each. New York Times, "Five Blood Transfusions, One Bone Marrow Transplant — All Before Birth," 25 May 2018 The condition, alpha thalassemia major, leaves red blood cells unable to carry oxygen around the body, causing severe anemia, heart failure and brain damage. New York Times, "Five Blood Transfusions, One Bone Marrow Transplant — All Before Birth," 25 May 2018 Everything pointed toward alpha thalassemia major — the worst form of the disease. New York Times, "Five Blood Transfusions, One Bone Marrow Transplant — All Before Birth," 25 May 2018

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'thalassemia major.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of thalassemia major

1944, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for thalassemia major

New Latin, greater thalassemia

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about thalassemia major

Share thalassemia major

Statistics for thalassemia major

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for thalassemia major

The first known use of thalassemia major was in 1944

See more words from the same year

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for thalassemia major

thalassemia major

noun

Medical Definition of thalassemia major 

More from Merriam-Webster on thalassemia major

Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about thalassemia major

Comments on thalassemia major

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

WORD OF THE DAY

to reject or criticize sharply

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Words from Greek and Roman Mythology Quiz

  • the-triumph-of-venus-by-alessandro-magnasco
  • Boreal comes from the name of the ancient Greek god of which wind?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!