cooley's anaemia

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Cooley's anaemia (ˈkuːlɪz)
another name for thalassaemia
[named after Thomas B. Cooley (1871--1945), US paediatrician who reported on it in children in the Mediterranean area]

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cooley's anaemia

a fatal form of homozygous thalassemia (inherited from both parents) in which there is no hemoglobin; skeletal deformations; heart and spleen and liver enlarged [syn: Cooley's anemia
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