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aphaeresis

[ uh-fer-uh-sis ]
/ əˈfɛr ə sɪs /
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noun
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OTHER WORDS FROM aphaeresis

aph·ae·ret·ic [af-uh-ret-ik], /ˌæf əˈrɛt ɪk/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for aphaeresis

aphaeresis
/ (əˈfɪərɪsɪs) /

noun
a variant spelling of apheresis

Derived forms of aphaeresis

aphaeretic (ˌæfəˈrɛtɪk), adjective
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