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English noun: apheresis

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


Synonymsaphaeresis


Broader (hypernym)deletion, omission


Domain categorylinguistics

2. apheresis (act) 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


Synonymspheresis


Broader (hypernym)dialysis


Narrower (hyponym)plasmapheresis, plateletpheresis









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