a combining form occurring in compound words that denote a condition of the blood, as specified by the initial element: hyperemia.
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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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Medical definitions for -emia
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