he·​ma·​to·​log·​ic | \ ˌhē-mə-tə-ˈlä-jik How to pronounce hematologic (audio) \
variants: or less commonly hematological \ ˌhē-​mə-​tə-​ˈlä-​ji-​kəl How to pronounce hematologic (audio) \

Definition of hematologic

: of or relating to blood or to hematology

Examples of hematologic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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 See More

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1854, in the meaning defined above

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“Hematologic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hematologic. Accessed 9 Aug. 2022.

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he·​ma·​to·​log·​ic | \ ˌhē-mət-ᵊl-ˈäj-ik How to pronounce hematologic (audio) \
variants: also hematological \ -​i-​kəl How to pronounce hematologic (audio) \ or chiefly British haematologic also haematological

Medical Definition of hematologic

: of or relating to blood or to hematology hematologic disorders a hematologic evaluation

Other Words from hematologic

hematologically or chiefly British haematologically \ -​i-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce hematologic (audio) \ adverb
hematologically significant mutations a hematologically normal individual


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