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[hee-muh-tol-uh-jee, hem-uh-]
noun Medicine/Medical.
  1. the study of the nature, function, and diseases of the blood and of blood-forming organs.
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Origin of hematology

First recorded in 1805–15; hemato- + -logy
Related formshe·ma·to·log·ic [hee-muh-tl-oj-ik, hem-uh-, hi-mat-uh-] /ˌhi mə tlˈɒdʒ ɪk, ˌhɛm ə-, hɪˌmæt ə-/, he·ma·to·log·i·cal, adjectivehe·ma·tol·o·gist, noun
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hematology in Medicine


  1. The science of the blood and blood-producing organs.
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Related formshe′ma•to•logic (-tə-lŏjĭk) null adj.
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hematology in Science


  1. The branch of medicine that deals with the blood and blood-producing organs.
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