Meaning of apheresis in English
Etymologymid 16th century: via late Latin from Greek aphairesis, from aphairein‘take away’, from apo‘from’ + hairein‘take’
Definitions1. (linguistics) omission at the beginning of a word as in `coon' for `raccoon' or `till' for `until'
- 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 »