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APHERESIS

 Dictionary entry overview: What does apheresis mean? 

APHERESIS (noun)
  The noun APHERESIS has 2 senses:

1. (linguistics) omission at the beginning of a word as in 'coon' for 'raccoon' or 'till' for 'until'
2. 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

  Familiarity information: APHERESIS used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


APHERESIS (noun)


Sense 1apheresis [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(linguistics) omission at the beginning of a word as in 'coon' for 'raccoon' or 'till' for 'until'

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural processes

Synonyms:

aphaeresis; apheresis

Hypernyms ("apheresis" is a kind of...):

deletion; omission (any process whereby sounds are left out of spoken words or phrases)

Domain category:

linguistics (the scientific study of language)


Sense 2apheresis [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

pheresis; apheresis

Hypernyms ("apheresis" is a kind of...):

dialysis (separation of substances in solution by means of their unequal diffusion through semipermeable membranes)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "apheresis"):

plasmapheresis (plasma is separated from whole blood and the rest is returned to the donor)

plateletpheresis (platelets are separated from whole blood and the rest is returned to the donor)


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