Definition of Cooley's anemia in English:

Cooley's anemia

Syllabification: Coo·ley's a·ne·mi·a
Pronunciation: /ˌko͞olēz əˈnēmēə


  • another term for thalassemia.
    More example sentences
    • A 5 year old child with Cooley's anaemia has been successfully treated in Italy using cord blood stem cells from his new born twin brothers.
    • Each year, almost 100,000 babies are born with thalassaemia, also known as Cooley's anaemia.
    • This condition can range in severity from mild to life-threatening; the most severe form is called Cooley's anaemia.


1930s: named after Thomas B. Cooley (1871–1945), American pediatrician.

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