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Words nearby haema-
WORDS THAT USE HAEMA-
What does haema- mean?
Haema- comes from the Greek haîma, meaning “blood.”
Chiefly used in British English, the combining form haema- is a variant of hema-, itself a rare variant of hemo- before a vowel.
Historically, haema- has been written as hæma-, featuring a ligature of the a and e.
Other variants of haema- used like hemo- are hem-, hemat-, and hemato-. As with haema-, all of these combining forms are often spelled with an additional a in British English, as in haem-, haemo-, haemat-, and haemato-.
You can learn all about the specific applications for each of these forms at our Words That Use articles for them.
Examples of haema-
The haema- part of haemacytometer means “blood.” The second part of the word, cyto-, is a combining form that means “cell.” The final part of the word, -meter, means “measure.” Haemacytometer literally translates to “blood cell measurer.” (A haemocyte is a technical term for a blood cell.)
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