- variant of hem-: haemangioma.
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- biochem a complex red organic pigment containing ferrous iron, present in haemoglobin
Word Origin for haem
C20: shortened from haematin
- a variant (before a vowel) of haemo- Also (US): hem-
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- Variant ofhemo-
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