thalassemia minor

noun

: a mild form of thalassemia associated with the heterozygous condition for the gene involved

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, lesser thalassemia

First Known Use

1944, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of thalassemia minor was in 1944

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“Thalassemia minor.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/thalassemia%20minor. Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

Medical Definition

thalassemia minor

noun
: a mild form of thalassemia associated with the heterozygous condition for the gene involved

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