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
2 : lack of vitality

Examples of anemia in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The flu patients were more likely to have heart failure, chronic respiratory disease, cirrhosis or anemia. Evan Macdonald, cleveland, "COVID-19 three times deadlier than flu among hospitalized patients, study finds," 18 Dec. 2020 But the antiviral can also cause side effects such as anemia, liver toxicity and kidney toxicity. Holly Yan, CNN, "How Trump's Covid-19 treatment is far different from what most American patients get," 5 Oct. 2020 Kidney problems can trigger anemia, which comes with cold sensitivity, and diabetes can cause nerve damage, giving you cold feet. Erica Sweeney, Good Housekeeping, "Why Am I Always Cold? 10 Reasons Why Experts Say You're Constantly Freezing," 30 Sep. 2020 Increasing your iron intake can help reduce heavy bleeding and prevent anemia caused by blood loss. Noel Cody, Essence, "How to Help Heavy Periods," 9 Dec. 2020 And a separate paper describes the use of CRISPR gene-editing and a blood stem cell transplant to successfully treat patients with sickle-cell anemia or a related disorder. John Timmer, Ars Technica, "A promising start to new human gene-editing trials," 9 Dec. 2020 Those with beta thalassemia don’t have enough normal hemoglobin, and suffer anemia, fatigue, shortness of breath and other symptoms. NBC News, "Gene-editing treatment shows promise for sickle cell disease," 7 Dec. 2020 Weight loss causing sustained chills may be concerning if it's paired with menstrual problems, depression, or the potential for developing anemia as well. Erica Sweeney, Good Housekeeping, "Why Am I Always Cold? 10 Reasons Why Experts Say You're Constantly Freezing," 30 Sep. 2020 Donovan Peoples-Jones: Sickle cell anemia; American Red Cross. Scott Patsko, cleveland, "See shoes Browns players will wear vs. Titans for My Cause, My Cleats campaign," 6 Dec. 2020

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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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The first known use of anemia was in 1800

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16 Jan 2021

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“Anemia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/anemia. Accessed 20 Jan. 2021.

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anemia

noun
How to pronounce anemia (audio)

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 anemia (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

Other Words from anemia

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

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