How does the word sound?
History of this Word
"hema" is from "haima" (blood) spoken by people of Greece starting about 1000 B.C.
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
|Hemolysis refers to the breakdown of red blood cells.|
|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.|