aphaeresis

aphaeresis

[uh-fer-uh-sis]
noun

aphaeretic [af-uh-ret-ik] , adjective
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aphaeresis (əˈfɪərɪsɪs)
 
n
a variant spelling of apheresis
 
aphaeretic
 
adj

apheresis or aphaeresis (əˈfɪərɪsɪs)
 
n
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
 
[C17: via Late Latin from Greek, from aphairein to remove]
 
aphaeresis or aphaeresis
 
n
 
[C17: via Late Latin from Greek, from aphairein to remove]
 
apheretic or aphaeresis
 
adj
 
aphaeretic or aphaeresis
 
adj

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