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a combining form occurring in compound words that denote a condition of the blood, as specified by the initial element:
Also, -aemia, -haemia, -hemia.
< Neo-Latin < Greek -(h)aimía (as in anaimía want of blood), equivalent to haim- (stem of haîma) blood + -ia -ia Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for emia


combining form
a US variant of -aemia
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Word Origin and History for 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 in Medicine

-emia or -hemia or -aemia or -haemia
Blood: leukemia.

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