[hee-muh-di-loo-shuh n, -dahy-, hem-uh-]


a decreased concentration of cells and solids in blood, usually caused by an influx of fluid.

Nearby words

  1. hemocytotripsis,
  2. hemodia,
  3. hemodiagnosis,
  4. hemodialysis,
  5. hemodialyzer,
  6. hemodynamics,
  7. hemoendothelial placenta,
  8. hemofiltration,
  9. hemoflagellate,
  10. hemofuscin

Origin of hemodilution

First recorded in 1935–40; hemo- + dilution

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Medicine definitions for hemodilution


[hē′mō-dī-lōōshən, -dĭ-]


An increase in the volume of plasma, resulting in a reduced concentration of red blood cells in blood.

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