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apheresis


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Apheresis  \A*pher"e*sis\  (?;  277),  n.  [L.  aphaeresis,  Gr  ?,  fr 
  ?  to  take  away  ?  +  ?  to  take.] 
  1.  (Gram.)  The  dropping  of  a  letter  or  syllable  from  the 
  beginning  of  a  word  e.  g.,  cute  for  acute. 
 
  2.  (Surg.)  An  operation  by  which  any  part  is  separated  from 
  the  rest.  [Obs.]  --Dunglison. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  apheresis 
  n  1:  (linguistics)  omission  at  the  beginning  of  a  word  as  in 
  `coon'  for  `raccoon'  or  `till'  for  `until'  [syn:  {aphaeresis}] 
  2:  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 




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