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Saturday, September 22, 2012

hematic

\hi-MAT-ik\ , adjective;
1.
Of or pertaining to blood; hemic.
2.
Acting on the blood, as a medicine.
noun:
1.
Hematinic.
Quotes:
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
Origin:
Hematic was invented in the 1850s. It comes from the Greek word haîma meaning "blood."
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