-emia

-emia

a combining form occurring in compound words that denote a condition of the blood, as specified by the initial element: hyperemia.


Origin:
< Neo-Latin < Greek -(h)aimía (as in anaimía want of blood), equivalent to haim- (stem of haîma) blood + -ia -ia

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-aemia, (US) -haemia, (US) -emia or (US) -hemia
 
n combining form
denoting blood, esp a specified condition of the blood in names of diseases: leukaemia
 
[New Latin, from Greek -aimia, from haima blood]
 
-haemia, (US) -haemia, (US) -emia or (US) -hemia
 
n combining form
 
[New Latin, from Greek -aimia, from haima blood]
 
-emia, (US) -haemia, (US) -emia or (US) -hemia
 
n combining form
 
[New Latin, from Greek -aimia, from haima blood]
 
-hemia, (US) -haemia, (US) -emia or (US) -hemia
 
n combining form
 
[New Latin, from Greek -aimia, from haima blood]

-emia
 
n combining form
a US variant of -aemia

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-emia
medical suffix, "condition of the blood," from comb. form of Gk. haima (gen. haimatos) "blood," possibly from PIE base *sai- "thick liquid."
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-emia or -hemia or -aemia or -haemia
suff.
Blood: leukemia.

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