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1. apheresis

noun. (linguistics) omission at the beginning of a word as in coon' forraccoon' or till' foruntil'.

Synonyms

  • aphaeresis
  • omission

Etymology

  • aphaeresis (Latin)
  • ἀφαίρεσις (Ancient Greek (to 1453))

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2. apheresis

noun. 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.

Synonyms

  • pheresis
  • dialysis
  • plateletpheresis

Etymology

  • aphaeresis (Latin)
  • ἀφαίρεσις (Ancient Greek (to 1453))

Example sentences of the word apheresis


1. Noun, singular or mass
For people with a rare and more severe form of FH, advanced treatment may include apheresis, a procedure similar to dialysis in which LDL cholesterol is removed from the blood.

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