Chiefly British.
variant of hem-: haemangioma.
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haem or (US) heme (hiːm)
biochem a complex red organic pigment containing ferrous iron, present in haemoglobin
[C20: shortened from haematin]
heme or (US) heme
[C20: shortened from haematin]

combining form
a variant (before a vowel) of haemo- Also (US) hem-

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haem- pref.
Variant of hemo-.

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