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hematinic

[hee-muh-tin-ik, hem-uh-] /ˌhi məˈtɪn ɪk, ˌhɛm ə-/
noun
1.
a medicine, as a compound of iron, that tends to increase the amount of hematin or hemoglobin in the blood.
adjective
2.
of or obtained from hematin.
Origin
1850-1855
1850-55; hematin + -ic
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British Dictionary definitions for hematinic

haematinic

/ˌhɛməˈtɪnɪk; ˌhiː-/
noun
1.
Also called haematic. an agent that stimulates the production of red blood cells or increases the amount of haemoglobin in the blood
adjective
2.
having the effect of enriching the blood
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hematinic in Medicine

hematinic he·ma·tin·ic (hē'mə-tĭn'ĭk)
adj.

  1. Acting to improve the quality of blood, as by increasing hemoglobin concentration or stimulating red blood cell formation.

  2. Of or relating to hematin.

n.
A drug that improves the quality of blood, as by increasing hemoglobin concentration. Also called hematic.
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