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Definition of "anemia" []

  • A pathological deficiency in the oxygen-carrying component of the blood, measured in unit volume concentrations of hemoglobin, red blood cell volume, or red blood cell number. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "anemia" in a sentence
  • "I think a piece of it might be short-term anemia, which is apparently a side effect for adults with Fifth Disease, and then of course there are the aching joints which come and go."
  • "Tiredness from anemia is a very real phenomenon from which many cancer patients suffer, either because the disease has infiltrated the bone marrow, where blood cells are formed, or as a side effect of treatment."
  • "Sickle cell anemia is overrepresented among the AA population here."