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a combining form occurring in compound words that denote a condition of the blood, as specified by the initial element:
Also, -aemia, -haemia, -hemia.
Origin of -emia
< New Latin < Greek -(h)aimía (as in anaimía want of blood), equivalent to haim- (stem of haîma) blood + -ia -ia Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for -emia


combining form
a US variant of -aemia
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Word Origin and History for -emia

word-forming element in medicine meaning "condition of the blood," Modern Latin comb. form of Greek haima (genitive haimatos) "blood," possibly from PIE root *sai- "thick liquid."

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-emia in Medicine

-emia or -hemia or -aemia or -haemia
Blood: leukemia.

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