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Meaning of anemia

a•ne•mi•a

Pronunciation: (u-nē'mē-u), [key]
— n.
  1. a quantitative deficiency of the hemoglobin, often accompanied by a reduced number of red blood cells and causing pallor, weakness, and breathlessness.
  2. a lack of power, vigor, vitality, or colorfulness: His writing suffers from anemia.
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