apheresis


aphe·re·sis

noun, plural \ˌa-fə-ˈrē-səs\
aphe·re·ses\-ˌsēz\

Definition of APHERESIS

:  withdrawal of blood from a donor's body, removal of one or more blood components (as plasma, platelets, or white blood cells), and transfusion of the remaining blood back into the donor —called also pheresis

Origin of APHERESIS

from -apheresis (as in plasmapheresis)
First Known Use: 1977

Rhymes with APHERESIS

aphe·re·sis

noun \ˌa-fə-ˈrē-səs\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural aphe·re·ses \-ˌsēz\

Medical Definition of APHERESIS

: withdrawal of blood from a donor's body, removal of one or more components (as plasma, blood platelets, or white blood cells) from the blood, and transfusion of the remaining blood back into the donor—called also pheresis; see leukapheresis, plasmapheresis, plateletpheresis

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