a combining form meaning “blood,” used in the formation of compound words: hemocyte.
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- hemlock looper,
Origin of hemo-
< New Latin, combining form representing Greek haîma blood
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word-forming element meaning "blood," perhaps via Old French hemo-, Latin haemo-, from Greek haimo-, from haima "blood" (see -emia).
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A prefix meaning blood, as in hemophilia, a disorder in which blood fails to clot, or hematology, the scientific study of blood.
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