he·​ma·​to·​log·​ic ˌhē-mə-tə-ˈlä-jik How to pronounce hematologic (audio)
variants or less commonly hematological
: of or relating to blood or to hematology

Examples of hematologic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Under the guidance and tutelage of our cancer experts, scholars will learn about oncologic and hematologic diseases and their management through practical, real patient experiences. Alexa Gagosz, BostonGlobe.com, 19 Dec. 2022 Rates of breakthrough infection were lower for thyroid cancer (10.3%), endometrial cancer (11.9%), breast cancer (11.9%) and hematologic cancers (14.9%). Julie Washington, cleveland, 15 Apr. 2022 These kinds of cancer—also known as hematologic cancers—usually start in the bone marrow, where blood is produced for the body, according to the American Society of Hematology (ASH). Barbara Brody, Health.com, 28 Sep. 2021 This is because the virus also impacts the cardiovascular, renal, hematologic, gastrointestinal and central nervous systems. Anuradha Varanasi, Forbes, 23 June 2021 Active treatment for solid tumor and hematologic malignancies. Alexa Philippou, courant.com, 15 Aug. 2021 That jumped to a 37 percent in the small group of people treated for hematologic malignancies during the same time frame, from mid-March to early April of 2020. Andrea Anderson, Forbes, 9 Mar. 2021 Those with lung cancer, hematologic cancers, lymphoma, leukemia and multiple myeloma will also be eligible. Sarah Nelson, The Indianapolis Star, 10 Feb. 2021 Shares of Forma Therapeutics, which is developing drugs for hematologic diseases and cancers, has more than doubled since going public June 18. Julia Horowitz, CNN, 26 June 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

1854, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of hematologic was in 1854

Dictionary Entries Near hematologic

Cite this Entry

“Hematologic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hematologic. Accessed 12 Jun. 2024.

Medical Definition


he·​ma·​to·​log·​ic ˌhē-mət-ᵊl-ˈäj-ik How to pronounce hematologic (audio)
variants also hematological or chiefly British haematologic also haematological
: of or relating to blood or to hematology
hematologic disorders
a hematologic evaluation
hematologically adverb
or chiefly British haematologically
hematologically significant mutations
a hematologically normal individual
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