a combining form occurring in compound words that denote a condition of the blood, as specified by the initial element: hyperemia.
English Affixes From A To Z: A One-Stop List Of Suffixes, Prefixes, and Combining FormsIn English, we love to make new words by adding all sorts of bits to the front and back of existing terms. These are called affixes, and they are added to the base or stem of a word. When attached to the end of word, the affix is called a suffix. And to the beginning? A prefix.
Origin of -emia
< New Latin < Greek -(h)aimía (as in anaimía want of blood), equivalent to haim- (stem of haîma) blood + -ia -ia
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British Dictionary definitions for -emia
n combining form
a US variant of -aemia
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Medicine definitions for -emia
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