haemato-

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Representing the combining form of Ancient Greek αἷμα (haîma, blood).

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haemato-

  1. Forming compound words having the sense of ‘blood’.
    • 2006, Thomas Pynchon, Against the Day, Vintage 2007, p. 801: [compare -phage]
      Back in the late ’90s, when vampirism became fashionable owing to the international popularity of the novel Dracula [...] A subcircuit of the Buda-Pesth telephone exchange had apparently been reserved for the use of hæmatophages, as they were then known

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