Hemo meaning

Blood.

Hemacyte.

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Blood.

Hemocyte.

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Alternative spelling of haemo-.
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Hemo is defined as relating to blood.

An example of hemo used as a prefix is in the word hemoglobin.

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A prefix meaning “blood,” as in hemophilia, a disorder in which blood fails to clot, or hematology, the scientific study of blood.
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Origin of hemo

  • Gr haimo- < haima, flowing blood (replacing earlier ear, blood, prob. for reasons of taboo); prob. akin to OHG seim, thick-flowing honey < IE base *sei-, *soi-, to drip
    From Webster's New World College Dictionary, 5th Edition
  • Greek haimo- from haima
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition