apheresis

Primary Meanings of apheresis

1.
n
a procedure in which blood is drawn and separated into its components by dialysis; some are retained and the rest are returned to the donor by transfusion
2.
n
(linguistics) omission at the beginning of a word as in `coon' for `raccoon' or `till' for `until'
Full Definitions of apheresis
1

n a procedure in which blood is drawn and separated into its components by dialysis; some are retained and the rest are returned to the donor by transfusion

Synonyms:
pheresis
Types:
plasmapheresis
plasma is separated from whole blood and the rest is returned to the donor
plateletpheresis
platelets are separated from whole blood and the rest is returned to the donor
Type of:
dialysis
separation of substances in solution by means of their unequal diffusion through semipermeable membranes
2

n (linguistics) omission at the beginning of a word as in `coon' for `raccoon' or `till' for `until'

Synonyms:
aphaeresis
Type of:
deletion, omission
any process whereby sounds or words are left out of spoken words or phrases

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