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aphaeresis

[uh-fer-uh-sis] /əˈfɛr ə sɪs/
noun
1.
Related forms
aphaeretic
[af-uh-ret-ik] /ˌæf əˈrɛt ɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for aphaeresis

aphaeresis

/əˈfɪərɪsɪs/
noun
1.
a variant spelling of apheresis
Derived Forms
aphaeretic (ˌæfəˈrɛtɪk) adjective

apheresis

/əˈfɪərɪsɪs/
noun
1.
the omission of a letter or syllable at the beginning of a word
2.
a method of collecting blood from donors that enables its different components, such as the platelets or plasma, to be separated out
Derived Forms
apheretic, aphaeretic (ˌæfəˈrɛtɪk) adjective
Word Origin
C17: via Late Latin from Greek, from aphairein to remove
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