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Pronunciation: he-mof'thi-sis, he-mof-thi'sis

Definition: An obsolete term for anemia resulting from abnormal degeneration or destruction, or a deficiency in the formation of red blood cells.

[hemo- + G. phthisis, a wasting away]

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