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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Dwayne Palmer told The Washington Post that Everett was a personal trainer in excellent health, and that while the family were carriers for sickle-cell anemia, his brother did not have it. Brian Pascus, CBS News, "Missing organs further "mystery" surrounding Army vet's death in prison, attorney says," 12 June 2019 Dwayne Palmer told The Post that Everett was a personal trainer in excellent health, and that while the family were carriers for sickle-cell anemia, his brother did not have it. The Washington Post, The Mercury News, "A man went to resolve a DUI. He died at a prison days later.," 9 June 2019 Dwayne Palmer said Everett was a personal trainer in excellent health, and that while the family were carriers for sickle-cell anemia, his brother did not have it. Kayla Epstein, Washington Post, "‘So much mystery’: After a man died in prison, his body was returned without vital organs.," 6 June 2019 Currently there is no test that can identify CFS, so doctors have to rule out thyroid issues, anemia, vitamin deficiencies, sleep apnea, and other medical conditions first. Caroline Picard, Good Housekeeping, "If You're Feeling Tired All the Time, You Might Have Chronic Fatigue Syndrome," 17 May 2019 The substance can cause anemia, damage to the liver and neurological problems, according to PubChem. Justin Jouvenal, Washington Post, "Police investigate whether father gave children poisoned doughnuts to take to his estranged wife," 10 May 2018 Some girls skip their periods for health problems, such as anemia or painful cramps, and others just don't want to bleed that month (like because of a vacay or prom night) and that's okay. Elizabeth Denton, Seventeen, "10 Period Myths You Shouldn't Believe," 31 Oct. 2017 The heavy bleeding can even go so far as to cause anemia. Macaela Mackenzie, Allure, "How to Tell If You Have Uterine Fibroids," 11 May 2018 On the bright side, my period, which had been so hideously long and heavy that I was diagnosed with iron deficiency anemia, dwindled to a trickle that came and went in four uneventful days. Therese Shechter, SELF, "Menopause Was the Best Thing to Ever Happen to Me," 13 Mar. 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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