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or a·pher·e·sis (ə-fĕr′ĭ-sĭs)
n. pl. a·phaer·e·ses (-sēz′) or a·pher·e·ses
The loss of one or more sounds from the beginning of a word, as in copter from helicopter.

[Late Latin, from Greek aphairesis, from aphairein, to take away : apo-, apo- + hairein, to take.]

aph′ae·ret′ic (ăf′ə-rĕt′ĭk) adj.


1. (Linguistics) a variant spelling of apheresis
2. (Medicine) a variant spelling of apheresis
aphaeretic adj
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Noun1.aphaeresis - (linguistics) omission at the beginning of a word as in `coon' for `raccoon' or `till' for `until'
linguistics - the scientific study of language
deletion, omission - any process whereby sounds or words are left out of spoken words or phrases
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Tenders are invited for Purchase of consumables for aphaeresis machine model cobe spectra for the department of transfusion medicine and blood bank at aiims, jodhpur on proprietary basis inviting comments thereon
Also characteristic of Lucretius, one finds aphaeresis after a closing -m, for example, pangendast (4), perfusast (27) and suppostast (89) as well as the suppression of final -s as in semotu' (13), omnibu' (48), and compostu' (67).
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16: Payne shares the widespread view that Luwian aphaeresis was a common phenomenon.
Increasing prevalence of blood related disorders and other chronic disorders like cancer, autoimmune diseases are expected to drive the aphaeresis equipment market.
One approach is in the form of aphaeresis termed as neocytaphaeresis [22] We can prepare concentrated neocytes by centrifugation and separation technique using refrigerated centrifuge by the principle of density.
11] TRALI has been reported from all types of blood components including whole blood, red cells, aphaeresis platelets, whole blood platelets, fresh frozen plasma, cryoprecipitate, granulocytes, stem cell products, and even intravenous immunoglobulin preparations.
sup][11] Failed mobilization was defined as failure to collect a minimum of 2 x 10 [sup]6 CD34 [sup]+ cells/kg body weight in the initial aphaeresis.
Table 1 The morphological matrices (after Tournier 1985) Morpho-semantic Construction : Prefixation Internal coinage affixation Suffixation matrices Compounding Backformation Juxtaposition Blends Phonic Onomatopeia motivation Semantic Class-transfer Conversion coinage (class shift) Metasemy Metaphor (meaning Metonymy shift) Morphological Signifier Aphaeresis coinage reduction Apocope Initialism Borrowing Morpho-semantic External borrowing matrix Semantic borrowing and calque Morphological borrowing
The acquisition will also enable hospitals to have expanded access to Terumo BCT's therapeutic aphaeresis technologies.