hemodialysis

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From Ancient Greek αἱμο- (haimo-, blood) +‎ διάλυσις (diálusis, separation, dissolution), from διαλύω (dialúō, I separate), from διά (diá, through) +‎ λύω (lúō, I loose). Synchronically, hemo- +‎ dialysis.

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hemodialysis (countable and uncountable, plural hemodialyses)

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  1. (medicine) A dialysis utilizing extracorporeal removal of waste products from the blood in the case of kidney failure.

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