variant of hem-: haemangioma.
English Affixes From A To Z: A One-Stop List Of Suffixes, Prefixes, and Combining FormsIn English, we love to make new words by adding all sorts of bits to the front and back of existing terms. These are called affixes, and they are added to the base or stem of a word. When attached to the end of word, the affix is called a suffix. And to the beginning? A prefix.
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British Dictionary definitions for haem (1 of 2)
/ (hiːm) /
biochem a complex red organic pigment containing ferrous iron, present in haemoglobin
Word Origin for haem
C20: shortened from haematin
British Dictionary definitions for haem (2 of 2)
a variant (before a vowel) of haemo- Also (US): hem-
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Medicine definitions for haem
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