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anemia

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noun ane·mia \ə-ˈnē-mē-ə\

Simple Definition of anemia

  • medical : a condition in which a person has fewer red blood cells than normal and feels very weak and tired

Full Definition of anemia

  1. 1 a :  a condition in which the blood is deficient in red blood cells, in hemoglobin, or in total volume b :  ischemia

  2. 2 :  lack of vitality

Origin of anemia

New Latin, from Greek anaimia bloodlessness, from a- + -aimia -emia


First Known Use: 1800

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ANEMIA Defined for Kids

anemia

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noun ane·mia \ə-ˈnē-mē-ə\

Definition of anemia

  1. :  a sickness in which there is too little blood or too few red blood cells or too little hemoglobin in the blood




Medical Dictionary

anemia

noun ane·mia

Medical Definition of anemia

  1. 1:  a condition in which the blood is deficient in red blood cells, in hemoglobin, or in total volume—see aplastic anemia, hyperchromic anemia, hypochromic anemia, megaloblastic anemia, microcytic anemia, pernicious anemia, sickle-cell anemia; compare oligocythemia

  2. 2:  ischemia

  3. ane·mic or chiefly British anae·mic \ə-ˈnē-mik\play adjective
    ane·mi·cal·ly or chiefly British anae·mi·cal·ly \-mi-k(ə-)lē\play adverb



Variants of anemia

or chiefly British anae·mia \ə-ˈnē-mē-ə\play


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