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Affixes: the building blocks of English
Affixes: the building blocks of English

-aemia Also -haemia. In US -emia and -hemia.

A substance present in the blood, especially in excess.

[Modern Latin, from Greek -aimia, from haima, blood.]

A substantial number of such terms exist, mostly from medicine, though a few relate to veterinary ailments. Forms in -haemia appear after a stem that ends in p, t, or k, but are rare. Most words in -aemia can have associated adjectives in -aemic that describe the condition or a person exhibiting it (anaemic, leukaemic).

Examples of words in -aemia
Word origins are from Greek unless otherwise stated.

anaemia a deficiency of red blood cells or haemoglobin in the blood a-, without
bacteraemia the presence of bacteria in the blood English bacterium
enterotoxaemia mostly in veterinary medicine, blood poisoning caused by an enterotoxin English enterotoxin
glycaemia the presence of glucose in the blood glukus, sweet
hyperglycaemia an excess of glucose in the bloodstream, often associated with diabetes mellitus huper, over or beyond, plus glycaemia
hypoglycaemia deficiency of glucose in the bloodstream hupo, under, plus glycaemia
ischaemia an inadequate blood supply to an organ or part of the body, especially the heart muscles iskhein, keep back
leukaemia a malignant progressive disease in which the bone marrow and other blood-forming organs produce increased numbers of immature or abnormal leucocytes leukos, white
septicaemia blood poisoning, especially that caused by bacteria or their toxins sēptikos, septic
toxaemia blood poisoning by toxins from a local bacterial infection toxikon, poison
uraemia a raised level in the blood of urea and other nitrogenous waste compounds ouron, urine
viraemia the presence of viruses in the blood English virus

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