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Chiefly British.
variant of hem-: haemangioma.
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British Dictionary definitions for haem- (1 of 2)

haem

US heme

/ (hiːm) /

noun
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)

haem-

combining form
a variant (before a vowel) of haemo- Also (US): hem-
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Medical definitions for haem-

haem-

pref.
Variant ofhemo-
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