anaemia [ uh- nee-mee- uh ] SHOW IPA / əˈni mi ə / PHONETIC RESPELLING EXAMPLES Nearby words anadiplosis
anaerobic respiration Related forms pseu·do·a·nae·mi·a, noun Definition for anaemia (2 of 2) anemia or a·nae·mi·a [ uh- nee-mee- uh ] SHOW IPA / əˈni mi ə / PHONETIC RESPELLING noun . Pathology a quantitative deficiency of the hemoglobin, often accompanied by a reduced number of red blood cells and causing pallor, weakness, and breathlessness. a lack of power, vigor, vitality, or colorfulness: His writing suffers from anemia. Origin of anemia 1800–10;
want of blood. See
-emia Related forms pseu·do·a·ne·mi·a, noun
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Examples from the Web for anaemia
Ralph Stockman points out that there are three chief theories as to the action of iron in
anaemia. Anaemia and nervousness exist in an especially marked degree among women.
In chronic cases the eventual effects are
anaemia, melanosis, enlargement of the spleen and liver, and general cachexia.
Here occur fever,
anaemia, neuralgic pains, and the eruptions on the skin and the mucous membranes. British Dictionary definitions for anaemia (1 of 2) noun a deficiency in the number of red blood cells or in their haemoglobin content, resulting in pallor, shortness of breath, and lack of energy lack of vitality or vigour pallid complexion Word Origin for anaemia
C19: from New Latin, from Greek
anaimia lack of blood, from an- + haima blood British Dictionary definitions for anaemia (2 of 2) Word Origin for anemia
C19: from New Latin, from Greek
anaimia lack of blood
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Medicine definitions for anaemia n. A pathological deficiency in the oxygen-carrying component of the blood, measured in unit volume concentrations of hemoglobin, red blood cell volume, or red blood cell number. Related forms a•ne ( ′mic -mĭk) adj.
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Science definitions for anaemia A deficiency in the oxygen-carrying component of the blood, as in the amount of hemoglobin or the number or volume of red blood cells. Iron deficiency, often caused by inadequate dietary consumption of iron, and blood loss are common causes of anemia. See also aplastic anemia hemolytic anemia and sickle cell anemia. Related forms anemic adjective
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Culture definitions for anaemia Note
Because people suffering from anemia often appear weak and pale, the term is frequently used to describe general apathy or weakness: “The team's performance has been pretty anemic these past few weeks.”
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