apheresis: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (u-fer'u-sis for 1 af&secu-rē'sis for 2), [key]
- the loss or omission of one or more letters or sounds at the beginning of a word, as in squire for esquire, or count for account.
- the withdrawal of whole blood from the body, separation of one or more components, and return by transfusion of remaining blood to the donor.
- apheresis (Thesaurus)