• WordNet 3.6
    • n anaemia a deficiency of red blood cells
    • n anaemia a lack of vitality
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Anaemia an-ēm′i-a a term employed to denote those conditions in which there is a deficiency of blood or of its red corpuscles: lack or poverty of blood marked by paleness and languor
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr.; made up of an, neg., haima, blood.


In literature:

It has come over us like a kind of moral anaemia.
"The Lost Art of Reading" by Gerald Stanley Lee
As is well known to the profession, anaemia forms the basis of a great number of morbid conditions.
"The Electric Bath" by George M. Schweig
Hyperaemia seems rather the rule, but we also know that slight anaemia increases cortical excitability.
"Essay on the Creative Imagination" by Th. Ribot
If one of their children had anaemia would they rely on Pink Pills for a cure?
"Alcohol: A Dangerous and Unnecessary Medicine, How and Why" by Martha M. Allen
Hookworm is the cause of "miners' anaemia," and is extremely rare in this country.
"The Home Medical Library, Volume I (of VI)" by Various
The general health suffers, and weakness, anaemia, and dyspepsia are common.
"The Home Medical Library, Volume II (of VI)" by Various
Utter anaemia had hold of all his body, and all but a corner of his French spirit.
"Tatterdemalion" by John Galsworthy
Vascular changes such as occur in anaemia, Bright's disease, and heart disease may also be concerned in their production.
"Manual of Surgery Volume Second: Extremities--Head--Neck. Sixth Edition." by Alexander Miles
A second change that we find in the red blood corpuscles of the anaemias, is =poikilocytosis=.
"Histology of the Blood" by Paul Ehrlich
They are the decadent Utopians, stricken with incurable intellectual anaemia.
"Anarchism and Socialism" by George Plechanoff
Later effects have been sleeplessness and nervousness, tending in extreme cases to insanity; anaemia, digestive troubles.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 5" by Various
You looked pale this morning, so it was pernicious anaemia.
"Lady Cassandra" by Mrs George de Horne Vaizey
In many anaemias there is a special tendency to haemorrhage.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Slice 1" by Various
Why, New York would die of lassitude and anaemia if it wasn't for blood infusions from the provinces!
"The Law of Hemlock Mountain" by Hugh Lundsford
She's got some queer kind of incipient tuberculosis, and chronic anaemia.
"Vision House" by C. N. Williamson
Low temperature of the Arctic regions tends to produce anaemia in natives of temperate zones.
"Degeneracy" by Eugene S. Talbot
A great number perished afterwards of anaemia, and of maladies contracted during their captivity.
"History of the Commune of 1871" by P. Lissagary
In certain forms of anaemia the administration of iron rapidly improves the blood in both respects.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 14, Slice 7" by Various
Generally, however, the woman who thinks she has the temperament of a Bernhardt really has only anaemia and a great deal of vanity.
"The Footlights Fore and Aft" by Channing Pollock
For the treatment of anaemia we must refer our readers to the chapter on HAEMORRHAGE.
"A System of Midwifery" by Edward Rigby

In poetry:

Like a skein of loose silk blown against a wall
She walks by the railing of a path in Kensington Gardens,
And she is dying piece-meal
      Tof a sort of emotional anaemia.
"The Garden" by Ezra Pound

In news:

Young children with severe malarial anaemia in Africa are at high risk of readmittance to hospital or death within 6 months of discharge.
The inherited disorders of haemoglobin, sickle-cell anaemia , its variants, and the thalassaemias, are by far the commonest monogenic diseases.
We suggest that nifedipine may be associated with a risk of aplastic anaemia.
We suggest that nifedipine may be associated with a risk of aplastic anaemia .
Severe anaemia often secondary to malaria is a major contributor to child mortality in sub-Saharan Africa.
In October, 1996, a 24-year-old woman who had never been pregnant and had a normal menstrual cycle presented with microcytic and hypochromic anaemia (haemoglobin 9.3 g/dL) of unknown cause.
The inherited disorders of haemoglobin, sickle-cell anaemia, its variants, and the thalassaemias, are by far the commonest monogenic diseases.

In science:

The stiffness and collapse of the cytoskeletal structure of a red blood cell has a direct connection to its functional aspects and used for instance, as a diagnostic for detection of sickle cell anaemia.
Elasticity of Stiff Biopolymers
Babesia microti can cause haemolytic anaemia in infected hosts.
A coupled hidden Markov model for disease interactions