Words nearby haemo-
WORDS THAT USE HAEMO-
What does haemo- mean?
Haemo- comes from the Greek haîma, meaning “blood.”
The combining form haemo- is a variant of hemo- and is chiefly used in British English.
Want to know more? Read our Words That Use hemo- article.
Historically, haemo- has been written as hæmo-, featuring a ligature of the a and e.
Other variants of haemo- used like hemo- are hem-, hema-, hemat-, and hemato-. As with haemo-, all these combining forms are often spelled with an additional a in British English, as in haem-, haema-, 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 haemo-
An example of a medical term that you may have encountered that features the combining form haemo- is haemocyte, meaning “blood cell.”
The haemo- part of haemocyte means “blood.” The second part of the word, -cyte, is a combining form that means “cell.” Haemocyte literally translates to “blood cell.”
And a haemorrhage, from the Greek haimorrhagía, is “a profuse discharge of blood.” The -rhhage part of the word means “rupture, profuse discharge, abnormal flow.” So, haemorrhage is literally an “abnormal flow of blood.”
Finally, you’ve probably heard of (and hopefully haven’t gotten) haemorrhoids, abnormally large veins in the anorectal area. It comes from the Greek haimorroḯda, meaning “discharghing blood.”
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How to use haemo- in a sentence
We had to put them in haemo-sol, which is nothing more than a material that will take out the blood.Warren Commission (3 of 26): Hearings Vol. III (of 15)|The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy