[ uh-nee-mee-uh ]
/ əˈni mi ə /
Pathology. a quantitative deficiency of the hemoglobin, often accompanied by a reduced number of red blood cells and causing pallor, weakness, and breathlessness.
a lack of power, vigor, vitality, or colorfulness: His writing suffers from anemia.
Related formspseu·do·a·ne·mi·a, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for pseudoanemia
/ (əˈniːmɪə) /
the usual US spelling of anaemia
Word Origin for anemia
C19: from New Latin, from Greek anaimia lack of blood
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Word Origin and History for pseudoanemia
alternative (chiefly U.S.) spelling of anaemia (q.v.). See ae. As a genus of plants, Modern Latin, from Greek aneimon "unclad," from privative prefix an- (see an- (1)) + eima "a dress, garment" (see wear (v.)).
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Medicine definitions for pseudoanemia (1 of 2)
[ sōō′dō-ə-nē′mē-ə ]
Pallor of the skin and mucous membranes without the blood signs of anemia.false anemia
Medicine definitions for pseudoanemia (2 of 2)
[ ə-nē′mē-ə ]
A pathological deficiency in the oxygen-carrying component of the blood, measured in unit volume concentrations of hemoglobin, red blood cell volume, or red blood cell number.
Related formsa•ne′mic (-mĭk) adj.
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Science definitions for pseudoanemia
[ ə-nē′mē-ə ]
A deficiency in the oxygen-carrying component of the blood, as in the amount of hemoglobin or the number or volume of red blood cells. Iron deficiency, often caused by inadequate dietary consumption of iron, and blood loss are common causes of anemia. See also aplastic anemia hemolytic anemia and sickle cell anemia.
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Culture definitions for pseudoanemia
[ (uh-nee-mee-uh) ]
Because people suffering from anemia often appear weak and pale, the term is frequently used to describe general apathy or weakness: “The team's performance has been pretty anemic these past few weeks.”
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