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Words nearby hemat-
WORDS THAT USE HEMAT-
What does hemat- mean?
Hemat- comes from the Greek haîma, meaning “blood.”
Hemat- is a variant of hemato-, which loses its -o– when combined with words or word elements beginning with vowels. The spelling haemat- is chiefly used in British English.
Want to know more? Read our Words That Use hemato- article.
As with haemat-, all of these combining forms are often spelled with an additional a in British English, as in haemo-, haema-, and haemato-. Historically, these forms have been spelled with a ligature of the a and e, as in hæmat-.
You can learn all about the specific applications for each of these forms at our Words That Use articles for them.
Examples of hemat-
One example of a medical term you may have encountered that features the combining form hemat- is hematoma, “a circumscribed collection of blood, usually clotted, in a tissue or organ, caused by a break in a blood vessel.”
The first part of the word, hemat-, means “blood.” The suffix -oma is used to name tumors or other abnormal growth. So, a hematoma has a literal sense of “abnormal swelling of blood.”
What are some words that use the combining form hemat-?
- hematite (using the equivalent form of hemat- in Greek)
What are some other forms that hemat- may be commonly confused with?
How to use hemat- in a sentence
Once upon a time there lived a man whose name was Khuenanpu, a peasant of Sekhet-hemat, and he had a wife whose name was Nefert.The Literature of the Ancient Egyptians|E. A. Wallis Budge
Then this peasant went down to Egypt after he had loaded his asses with all the good products of Sechet-hemat.Archology and the Bible|George A. Barton