thalassemia major


Examples of thalassemia major in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Blood transfusions are one of the most critical treatments for patient living with sickle cell disease — most of whom are of African and Latin heritage — and beta thalassemia major, which disproportionately affects those of Asian descent. Laura Groch, San Diego Union-Tribune, 13 Apr. 2022 Alpha thalassemia major involves two genes, and two flawed copies of each. New York Times, 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, 25 May 2018 Everything pointed toward alpha thalassemia major — the worst form of the disease. New York Times, 25 May 2018

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Word History


New Latin, greater thalassemia

First Known Use

1944, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of thalassemia major was in 1944

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“Thalassemia major.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

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