hematology

noun
he·​ma·​tol·​o·​gy | \ ˌhē-mə-ˈtä-lə-jē How to pronounce hematology (audio) \

Definition of hematology

: a medical science that deals with the blood and blood-forming organs

Other Words from hematology

hematologist \ ˌhē-​mə-​ˈtä-​lə-​jist How to pronounce hematology (audio) \ noun

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Blood is basic to almost all the body's functions, and a blood test can reveal more about your physical condition than almost any other kind of examination, so hematology is an important medical specialty, with many separate subjects. Since blood cells are formed in the bone marrow, the bones are one important focus for hematologists. The coagulation, or thickening, of the blood is another important subject, since coagulation is what keeps us from bleeding to death from even small wounds. And there are dozens of serious blood diseases, including anemia (a lack of red blood cells) and leukemia (cancer involving a buildup of white blood cells).

Examples of hematology in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Steiner studied hematology at Tufts University and biochemistry at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology before becoming a hematologist at Brown University. Jennifer Mcdermott, USA TODAY, 22 Nov. 2021 Steiner studied hematology at Tufts University and biochemistry at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology before becoming a hematologist at Brown University. Jennifer Mcdermott, USA TODAY, 22 Nov. 2021 The hematology-oncology clinic and its chemotherapy infusion center opened on Nov. 1. Callan Tansill-suddath, baltimoresun.com, 3 Dec. 2021 Steiner studied hematology at Tufts University and biochemistry at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology before becoming a hematologist at Brown University. From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, 13 Nov. 2021 Steiner studied hematology at Tufts University and biochemistry at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology before becoming a hematologist at Brown University. Jennifer Mcdermott, ajc, 11 Nov. 2021 Steiner studied hematology at Tufts University and biochemistry at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology before becoming a hematologist at Brown University. NBC News, 11 Nov. 2021 Virtual discussion withAlia Abdulla, D.O., FACS, breast surgical oncologist; Marshal E. Liberfarb, M.D., radiation oncologist; and Mehmet F. Hepgur, M.D., hematology-oncology for Broward Health. Mary Lou Cruz, sun-sentinel.com, 30 Sep. 2021 In hematology, Acceleron sells Reblozyl, which is used to boost patients’ hemoglobin levels. Ben Dummett, WSJ, 27 Sep. 2021

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First Known Use of hematology

circa 1811, in the meaning defined above

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“Hematology.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hematology. Accessed 23 Jan. 2022.

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hematology

noun
he·​ma·​tol·​o·​gy
variants: or chiefly British haematology \ ˌhē-​mə-​ˈtäl-​ə-​jē How to pronounce hematology (audio) \
plural hematologies

Medical Definition of hematology

: a medical science that deals with the blood and blood-forming organs

Other Words from hematology

hematologist or chiefly British haematologist \ -​jəst How to pronounce hematology (audio) \ noun

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