anemia

noun
ane·​mia | \ ə-ˈnē-mē-ə How to pronounce anemia (audio) \

Definition of anemia

1a : a condition in which the blood is deficient in red blood cells, in hemoglobin, or in total volume
b : ischemia
2 : lack of vitality

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Lab results showed both had severe anemia, adding to the suspicion of a genetic issue. USA TODAY, "Cat burglar, prison bats, USS Arizona Memorial: News from around our 50 states," 4 Sep. 2019 Exposure of children in these spaces may not be extreme enough to provoke symptoms of acute lead poisoning—which include reductions in metal capacity, kidney damage, hypertension, anemia, and reduced immunity. Feargus O'sullivan, WIRED, "The Notre Dame Fire Spread Toxic Lead Dust Over Paris," 1 Aug. 2019 Its symptoms can be agonizingly varied: abdominal pain, diarrhea, weight loss, anemia, fatigue, and more. Annalise Mabe, SELF, "Being Pregnant With Crohn's Disease Means Accepting That I Don't Always Have Control Over My Body," 24 July 2019 But possessing two versions is harmful, leading to sickle-cell anemia, a life-threatening condition. Quanta Magazine, "A New Way to Predict Infection’s Toll," 30 Aug. 2016 More than 10% of patients experienced side effects, including nausea, vomiting, anemia and a type of nerve damage called peripheral neuropathy. Los Angeles Times, "FDA approves tuberculosis drug that works on hard-to-treat cases," 14 Aug. 2019 The equilibrium of Madison’s constitutional architecture is currently in disarray, with congressional anemia enabling presidential imperiousness. George Will, Twin Cities, "George Will: To construe the Constitution, look to the Declaration," 4 July 2019 The equilibrium of Madison’s constitutional architecture is currently in disarray, with congressional anemia enabling presidential imperiousness. George Will, National Review, "To Construe the Constitution, Look to the Declaration," 4 July 2019 Adam's sister Molly has a genetic disease called Fanconi anemia. Kevin Flower, CNN, "FDA wins major victory in campaign against stem cell clinic," 4 June 2019

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First Known Use of anemia

1800, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

History and Etymology for anemia

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

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anemia

noun

English Language Learners Definition of anemia

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

anemia

noun
ane·​mia | \ ə-ˈnē-mē-ə How to pronounce anemia (audio) \

Kids Definition of anemia

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

anemia

noun
ane·​mia
variants: or chiefly British anaemia \ ə-​ˈnē-​mē-​ə How to pronounce anaemia (audio) \

Medical Definition of anemia

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 : ischemia

Other Words from anemia

anemic or chiefly British anaemic \ ə-​ˈnē-​mik How to pronounce anaemic (audio) \ adjective
anemically or chiefly British anaemically \ -​mi-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce anaemically (audio) \ adverb

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