Words nearby hema-
WORDS THAT USE HEMA-
What does hema- mean?
Hema- comes from the Greek haîma, meaning “blood.”
Hema- is a rare variant of hemo-. The spelling haema- is chiefly used in British English.
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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-. Historically, these forms have been spelled with a ligature of the a and e, as in hæma-.
You can learn all about the specific applications for each of these forms at our Words That Use articles for them.
Examples of hema-
The hema- part of hemacytometer 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.” Hemacytometer literally translates to “blood cell measurer.” (A hemocyte is a technical term for a blood cell.)
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How to use hema- in a sentence
Most editions read hema-punkha and silasita in the instrumental plural; the correct reading is their nominative plural forms.The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa Bk. 4|Kisari Mohan Ganguli
"Hema tayiari," reported Simba, reaching his hand for the light rifle.The Leopard Woman|Stewart Edward White