[hee-moh-dahy-al-uh-sis, hem-oh-]

Origin of hemodialysis

First recorded in 1945–50; hemo- + dialysis
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hemodialysis in Medicine


  1. A procedure for removing metabolic waste products or toxic substances from the bloodstream by dialysis.
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