anemia

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anemia a·ne·mi·a (ə-nē'mē-ə)
n.
A pathological deficiency in the oxygen-carrying component of the blood, measured in unit volume concentrations of hemoglobin, red blood cell volume, or red blood cell number.


a·ne'mic (-mĭk) adj.
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