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"hema" is from "haima" (blood) spoken by people of Greece starting about 1000 B.C.


In this sense, it is a word added to another word to form a new word.

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grammar is modifier

"hema-" is a type of prefix


A prefix added to the start of a word. Indicates that "blood" modifies the word. Created to expand meanings. Can be used with many words to form new words.

Examples of how the word is used

hema- illustration Hemolysis refers to the breakdown of red blood cells.
hema- illustration In 1877 he provided a firm basis for platelets, albeit he felt they were the origin of red cells and referred to them as hematoblasts.