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apheresis

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n apheresis 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
    • n apheresis (linguistics) omission at the beginning of a word as in `coon' for `raccoon' or `till' for `until'
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Apheresis (Surg) An operation by which any part is separated from the rest.
    • Apheresis (Gram) The dropping of a letter or syllable from the beginning of a word; e. g., cute for acute.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n apheresis In grammar, the omission of a letter or an unaccented syllable from the beginning of a word. Examples in English are round, adv., for around, vantage for advantage, squire for esquire, ‘mid for amid, pon for upon, etc. The most common form of apheresis is that called aphesis (which see).
    • n apheresis In med.: The removal of anything noxious. Large and injurious extraction of blood.
    • n apheresis In surgery, amputation.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Apheresis (gram.) the taking away of a letter or syllable at the beginning of a word.
    • Apheresis . See Aphæresis.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. aphaeresis, Gr., fr. to take away; + to take

Usage


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Previous supervisor experience and experience in blood donation centers, dialysis, or Therapeutic Apheresis center at either hospital based or blood center.
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