anemia

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noun ane·mia \ə-ˈnē-mē-ə\

Definition of anemia

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

  2. 2 :  lack of vitality

Origin and Etymology of anemia

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


First Known Use: 1800

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ANEMIA Defined for English Language Learners

anemia

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noun ane·mia \ə-ˈnē-mē-ə\

Definition of anemia for English Language Learners

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


ANEMIA Defined for Kids

anemia

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noun ane·mia \ə-ˈnē-mē-ə\

Definition of anemia for Students

  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
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anaemia

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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

anemic

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anaemic

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anemically

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anaemically

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