Definition of anaemia noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



(British English) (North American English anemia) noun
BrE BrE//əˈniːmiə//
; NAmE NAmE//əˈniːmiə//
[uncountable] Poor health
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a medical condition in which somebody has too few red cells in their blood, making them look pale and feel weak See related entries: Poor health Word Originearly 19th cent.: via modern Latin from Greek anaimia, from an- ‘without’ + haima ‘blood’.

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