Confused and have questions? We’ve got answers. With Chegg Study, you can get step-by-step solutions to your questions from an expert in the field. If you rather get 1:1 study help, try 30 minutes of free online tutoring with Chegg Tutors.


From Biology-Online Dictionary | Biology-Online Dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search


(Science: haematology) A genetic form of anaemia in which there is abnormality of the globin portion of haemoglobin.

affected individuals cannot synthesise haemoglobin properly, and they produce small, pale, short-lived red blood cells.

Widespread in Mediterranean countries.

Origin: Gr. Haima = blood