Alternative spelling of haemo-.
Hemo is defined as relating to blood.
An example of hemo used as a prefix is in the word hemoglobin.
A prefix meaning “blood,” as in hemophilia, a disorder in which blood fails to clot, or hematology, the scientific study of blood.
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