- 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
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Historical Examples of anaemia
It is quite true, he is taking an after dinner nap, for he is suffering from anaemia.Married
Death may be brought about by anaemia after repeated hemorrhages.
Anaemia makes it worse; eye-strain, too, is a provoking factor.
Has she shown any tendency to Rheumatism, Anaemia, Tuberculosis, or other illness?Mobilizing Woman-Power
Harriot Stanton Blatch
Yes, I have had attacks of vertigo now and then, but my physician says it's only anaemia.Creditors; Pariah
- 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
- the usual US spelling of anaemia
Word Origin for anemia
Word Origin and History for anaemia
- 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.
- 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.