Definition of apheresis
: withdrawal of blood from a donor's body, removal of one or more blood components (such as plasma, platelets, or white blood cells), and transfusion of the remaining blood back into the donor —called also pheresis
Origin and Etymology of apheresis
from -apheresis (as in plasmapheresis)
First Known Use: 1977See Words from the same year
Medical Definition of apheresis
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