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Pronunciation: fe-re'sis

Definition: A procedure in which blood is removed from a donor, separated, and a portion retained, the remainder is returned to the donor.

[G. aphairesis, a taking away, a withdrawal]

See Also: leukapheresis, plateletapheresis, plasmapheresis

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