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anemia Syllabification: a·ne·mi·a
Pronunciation: /əˈnēmēə/
(British anaemia)

Definition of anemia in English:


A condition marked by a deficiency of red blood cells or of hemoglobin in the blood, resulting in pallor and weariness.
Example sentences
  • For instance, if your fatigue is the result of anemia, blood transfusions may help.
  • Iron-deficiency anaemia and megaloblastic anaemia can occur during pregnancy.
  • He needed 15 blood transfusions to fight anaemia and a rare infection.


Early 19th century: via modern Latin from Greek anaimia, from an- 'without' + haima 'blood'.

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