Origin of hemo-
Words nearby hemo-
WORDS THAT USE HEMO-
What does hemo- mean?
Hemo- comes from the Greek haîma, meaning “blood.”
What are variants of hemo-?
There are many variants of the combining form hemo-.
In British English, these combining forms are often spelled with an additional a, as in haemo-, haem-, haema-, haemato-, and haemat-. Historically, these forms have been spelled with a ligature of the a and e, as in hæmo-.
You can learn all about the specific applications for each of these forms at our Words That Use articles for them.
Examples of hemo-
One example of a medical term that you may have encountered that features the combining form hemo- is hemocyte, meaning “blood cell.”
The hemo- part of hemocyte means “blood.” The second part of the word, -cyte, is a combining form that means “cell.” Hemocyte literally translates to “blood cell.”
And a hemorrhage, from the Greek haimorrhagía, is “a profuse discharge of blood.” The -rhhage part of the word means “rupture, profuse discharge, abnormal flow.” So, hemorrhage is literally an “abnormal flow of blood.”
Finally, you’ve probably heard of (and hopefully haven’t gotten) a hemorrhoid, an abnormally large vein in the anorectal area. It comes from the Greek haimorroḯda, meaning “discharghing blood.”
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How to use hemo- in a sentence
This is a sample of the farrago of pseudo-scientific nonsense sent out by this concern in its attempt to sell Hemo.
The following report on Hemo-Therapin has been adopted by the Council, and its publication authorized.
Twenty-four hours after the first injection of Hemo-Therapin all pain was dissipated.