Complete Definition of "apheresis"

English

Alternative forms
aphaeresis
aphæresis

Noun
wikipedia|pheresis
en-noun|aphereses

  1. medicine The removal of blood from a patient in order that certain components (such as platelets) may be removed before transfusion back to the donor; pheresis or hemapheresis.
  2. linguistics The loss of letters or sounds from the beginning of a word, such as the development of special from especial.

Derived terms
apheretic

Translations
trans-top|loss of letters or sounds from the beginning of a word
Croatian: t-|hr|afareza|f
trans-mid
trans-bottom

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