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hematosis

[ hee-muh-toh-sis, hem-uh- ]

noun

  1. Physiology. the conversion of venous into arterial blood; oxygenation in the lungs.


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Word History and Origins

Origin of hematosis1

From the New Latin word haematosis, dating back to 1690–1700. See hemato-, -sis

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Example Sentences

Only a liberal current of pure oxygen can oxidize the combination formed and render hematosis possible.

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