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anaemia

[uh-nee-mee-uh] /əˈni mi ə/
noun
1.
Related forms
pseudoanaemia, noun
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  • The element can trigger conditions ranging from anaemia to skin cancer.
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anaemia

/əˈniːmɪə/
noun
1.
a deficiency in the number of red blood cells or in their haemoglobin content, resulting in pallor, shortness of breath, and lack of energy
2.
lack of vitality or vigour
3.
pallid complexion
Word Origin
C19: from New Latin, from Greek anaimia lack of blood, from an- + haima blood
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Word Origin and History for anaemia
n.

1824, from French medical term (1761), Modern Latin, from Greek anaimia "lack of blood," from anaimos "bloodless," from an- "without" (see an- (1)) + haima "blood" (see -emia).

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