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Definition of emia

emia: Suffix meaning blood or referring to the presence of a substance in the blood. As for example, anemia (lack of blood) and hypervolemia (too high a volume of blood). The ending -emia is one of the building blocks derived from Greek (in this case) or Latin used to construct medical terms. From the Greek haima blood + -ia.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 6/14/2012

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