a variant of hemo-: hematogenesis.

Nearby words

  1. hematin chloride,
  2. hematine,
  3. hematinemia,
  4. hematinic,
  5. hematite,
  6. hematoblast,
  7. hematocele,
  8. hematocephaly,
  9. hematochezia,
  10. hematochyluria

Also hemat-; especially British, haemat-, haemato-.

Origin of hemato-

< New Latin, combining form < Greek haimat-, stem of haîma blood

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British Dictionary definitions for hemato-


before a vowel hemat-

combining form

US variants of haemato-
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Word Origin and History for hemato-


also haemato-, word-forming element meaning "blood," from Greek haimato-, comb. form of haima (genitive haimatos) "blood" (see -emia).

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Medicine definitions for hemato-




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Science definitions for hemato-


Variant of hemo-.



A prefix meaning “blood,” as in hemophilia, a disorder in which blood fails to clot, or hematology, the scientific study of blood.
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