- n. lack of red blood cells; loss of vitality; pallidity.♦ pernicious or primary anaemia, disease resulting in rapid destruction of red corpuscles.♦ anaemic, a.
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anaemia — anaemia, anaemic, anaemically chiefly Brit var of ANEMIA, ANEMIC, ANEMICALLY * * * n. a reduction in the quantity of the oxygen carrying pigment haemoglobin in the blood. The main symptoms are excessive tiredness and fatigability, breathlessness… … Medical dictionary
Anaemia — A*n[ae] mi*a ([.a]*n[=e] m[i^]*[.a]), a. [NL., fr. Gr. anaimi a; an priv. + a i^ma blood.] (Med.) A morbid condition in which the blood is deficient in quality or in quantity. [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
Anaemia — vgl. Anämie … Das Wörterbuch medizinischer Fachausdrücke
anaemia — (n.) 1824, from French medical term (1761), Modern Latin, from Gk. anaimia lack of blood, from anaimos bloodless, from an without (see AN (Cf. an ) (1)) + haima blood (see EMIA (Cf. emia)) … Etymology dictionary
anaemia — anaemia, anaemic are spelt ae in BrE and e or ae in AmE … Modern English usage
anaemia — (US anemia) ► NOUN ▪ a shortage of red cells or haemoglobin in the blood, resulting in pallor and weariness. ORIGIN from Greek an without + haima blood … English terms dictionary
anaemia — [ə nē′mē ə] n. alt. sp. of ANEMIA … English World dictionary
anaemia — n. a reduction in the quantity of the oxygen carrying pigment haemoglobin in the blood. The main symptoms are excessive tiredness and fatigability, breathlessness on exertion, pallor, and poor resistance to infection. There are many causes of… … The new mediacal dictionary
anaemia — n. (BE) see anemia 1) to develop anaemia 2) pernicious; sickle cell anaemia * * * [ə niːmɪə] (BE) see anemia pernicious: sickle cell anaemia to develop anaemia … Combinatory dictionary
anaemia — [[t]əni͟ːmiə[/t]] anaemias N UNCOUNT: also N in pl Anaemia is a medical condition in which there are too few red cells in your blood, causing you to feel tired and look pale. She suffered from anaemia and even required blood transfusions. (in AM … English dictionary
anaemia — (= anemia) Reduced level of haemoglobin in blood for any of a variety of reasons including abnormalities of mature red cells (sickle cell anaemia, spherocytosis), iron deficiency, haemolysis of erythrocytes, reduced erythropoiesis, haemorrhage… … Dictionary of molecular biology