[ hee-muh-toj-uh-nuh s, hem-uh- ]
/ ˌhi məˈtɒdʒ ə nəs, ˌhɛm ə- /


originating in the blood.
producing blood or components of blood.
distributed or spread by way of the bloodstream, as in metastases of tumors or in infections; blood-borne.

Nearby words

  1. hematocystis,
  2. hematocyte,
  3. hematocyturia,
  4. hematogenesis,
  5. hematogenetic calculus,
  6. hematogenous jaundice,
  7. hematohiston,
  8. hematoid,
  9. hematoidin,
  10. hematologist

Origin of hematogenous

First recorded in 1865–70; hemato- + -genous

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Medicine definitions for hematogenous


[ hē′mə-tŏjə-nəs ]


Producing blood.
Originating in or spread by the blood.

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