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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

  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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