Origin of hemato-
Words nearby hemato-
WORDS THAT USE HEMATO-
What does hemato- mean?
Hemato- comes from the Greek haîma, meaning “blood.”
What are variants of hemato-?
Hemato-, hemat-, and haemato- are some of the many variants of the combining form hemo-. Another is hema-.
As with haemato-, 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 hæmato-.
You can learn all about the specific applications for each of these forms at our Words That Use articles for them.
Examples of hemato-
One example of a term that features the combining form hemato- that you may have encountered is hematology, meaning “the study of the nature, function, and diseases of the blood and of blood-forming organs.”
The first part of the word, hemato-, means “blood.” The second combining form, -logy, is used to name branches of science, bodies or knowledge, and areas of study. Hematology literally translates to “the study of blood.”
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