Word of the Day Archive
Saturday September 22, 2012
1. Of or pertaining to blood; hemic.
2. Acting on the blood, as a medicine.
However, if you think such drinks smack too much of medicine, you can console yourself with bread or tofu fortified with DHA (docosahexaenoic acid), a substance that is good for the retina and brain and the hematic level of cholesterol.
-- Carlo Petrini, Slow Food
A love transfusion is essentially the same as a blood transfusion. Just as humans are divided into four hematic groups, they're also grouped into four erotic types…
-- Juan Filloy, Op Oloop
Hematic was invented in the 1850s. It comes from the Greek word haîma meaning "blood."