anemia

noun ane·mia \ ə-ˈnē-mē-ə \
Updated on: 17 Nov 2017

Definition of anemia

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

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Origin and Etymology of anemia

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

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ANEMIA Defined for English Language Learners

anemia

noun

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

noun ane·mia \ ə-ˈnē-mē-ə \

Definition of anemia for Students

: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
variants: or chiefly British anaemia play \ə-ˈnē-mē-ə\

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

anemic

or chiefly British anaemic play \ə-ˈnē-mik\ adjective

anemically

or chiefly British anaemically play \-mi-k(ə-)lē\ adverb


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