A condition in which there is a deficiency of red cells or of haemoglobin in the blood, resulting in pallor and weariness.
- 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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