-emia


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-emia

or -hemia also -aemia or -haemia
suff.
Blood: leukemia.

[New Latin, from Greek -aimiā, from haima, blood.]

-emia

n combining form
a US variant of -aemia

-emia

or -aemia,

a combining form occurring in words that denote a blood condition, as specified by the initial element: hyperemia.
[< New Latin < Greek -(h)aimía, as in anaimía lack of blood =haîm(a) blood + -ia -ia]
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