noun Etymology: New Latin, from Greek thalassa sea + New Latin -emia Date: 1932 any of a group of inherited disorders of hemoglobin synthesis affecting the globin chain that are characterized usually by mild to severe hemolytic anemia, are caused by a series of allelic genes, and tend to occur especially in individuals of Mediterranean, black, or southeast Asian ancestry; especially Cooley's anemiathalassemic adjective or noun

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  • Thalassemia — Classification and external resources ICD 10 D56 ICD 9 282.4 …   Wikipedia

  • thalassemia — thalassemia. См. эритробластическая анемия. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • thalassemia — from thalasso , comb. form of Gk. thalassa sea + haima blood (see EMIA (Cf. emia)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • thalassemia — [thal΄ə sē′mē ə] n. [ModL < Gr thalassa, sea + EMIA] an inherited chronic anemia, initially found among Mediterranean peoples, resulting from faulty hemoglobin production …   English World dictionary

  • thalassemia — /thal euh see mee euh/, n. Pathol. a hereditary form of anemia, occurring chiefly in people of Mediterranean origin, marked by the abnormal synthesis of hemoglobin and a consequent shortened life span of red blood cells. Also called Cooley s… …   Universalium

  • Thalassemia — Not just one disease but rather a complex series of genetic (inherited) disorders all of which involve underproduction of hemoglobin, the indispensable molecule in red blood cells that carries oxygen. The globin part of hemoglobin is made up of 4 …   Medical dictionary

  • thalassemia — noun an inherited form of anemia caused by faulty synthesis of hemoglobin • Syn: ↑thalassaemia, ↑Mediterranean anemia, ↑Mediterranean anaemia • Hypernyms: ↑hypochromic anemia, ↑hypochromic anaemia, ↑monogenic disorder, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • thalassemia — Hereditary blood disease in which there is abnormality of the globin portion of haemoglobin. Widespread in Mediterranean countries …   Dictionary of molecular biology

  • thalassemia — noun Any of a group of inherited disorders in which the amount of hemoglobin in the blood is reduced …   Wiktionary

  • thalassemia — n. disease of the blood …   English contemporary dictionary

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