pheresis

noun

phe·​re·​sis fə-ˈrē-səs How to pronounce pheresis (audio)
plural phereses fə-ˈrē-ˌsēz How to pronounce pheresis (audio)

Word History

Etymology

probably back-formation from plasmapheresis

First Known Use

1975, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of pheresis was in 1975

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Cite this Entry

“Pheresis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pheresis. Accessed 17 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition

pheresis

noun
phe·​re·​sis fə-ˈrē-səs How to pronounce pheresis (audio)
plural phereses -ˌsēz How to pronounce pheresis (audio)
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