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a·pher·e·sis

 (ə-fĕr′ĭ-sĭs)
n.
1. Linguistics Variant of aphaeresis.
2. aph·e·re·sis (ăf′ə-rē′sĭs) Medicine A procedure in which blood is drawn from a donor and separated into its components, some of which are retained, such as plasma or platelets, and the remainder returned by transfusion to the donor. Also called hemapheresis.
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apheresis

(əˈfɪərɪsɪs) or

aphaeresis

n
1. (Linguistics) the omission of a letter or syllable at the beginning of a word
2. (Medicine) a method of collecting blood from donors that enables its different components, such as the platelets or plasma, to be separated out
Also informally called: pheresis
[C17: via Late Latin from Greek, from aphairein to remove]
apheretic, aphaeretic adj
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a•pher•e•sis

or a•phaer•e•sis

(əˈfɛr ə sɪs)

n.
the loss or omission of one or more letters or sounds at the beginning of a word, as in squire for esquire or count for account.
[1605–15; < Late Latin aphaeresis < Greek aphaíresis removal]
aph•e•ret•ic (ˌæf əˈrɛt ɪk) adj.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.apheresis - (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
2.apheresis - a procedure in which blood is drawn and separated into its components by dialysisapheresis - a procedure in which blood is drawn and separated into its components by dialysis; some are retained and the rest are returned to the donor by transfusion
dialysis - separation of substances in solution by means of their unequal diffusion through semipermeable membranes
plasmapheresis - plasma is separated from whole blood and the rest is returned to the donor
plateletpheresis - platelets are separated from whole blood and the rest is returned to the donor
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Translations
afareza

apheresis

n aféresis f
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