an·​ti-ane·​mia ˌan-tē-ə-ˈnē-mē-ə How to pronounce anti-anemia (audio)
: used to prevent or treat anemia
new anti-anemia drugs

Word History

First Known Use

1882, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of anti-anemia was in 1882

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Cite this Entry

“Anti-anemia.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Dec. 2023.

Medical Definition


an·​ti-ane·​mia -ə-ˈnē-mē-ə How to pronounce anti-anemia (audio)
: used to prevent or treat anemia : antianemic
The anti-anemia drug will be given to 4,000 patients with chronic kidney disease and type 2 diabetes worldwide to see whether it prevents cardiovascular problems.Brent Hopkins, The Daily News of Los Angeles
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