What does Apheresis mean?

Apheresis meaning in General Dictionary

The dropping of a page or syllable from the beginning of a word e g cute for acute

View more

  • (linguistics) omission at the start of a word as in `coon' for `raccoon' or `till' for `until'
  • a process for which bloodstream is attracted and partioned into its elements by dialysis; some are retained and sleep are gone back to the donor by transfusion
  • The dropping of a letter or syllable from the beginning of a word; e. g., attractive for acute.
  • a procedure by which any part is separated from rest.

Apheresis meaning in Medical Dictionary

the entire process of the removal of a specific element from bloodstream briefly. Also referred to as hemapheresis and pheresis. Kinds of apheresis consist of plasmapheresis, picking plasma or fluid area of the blood; leukapheresis, harvesting leukocytes or white blood cells; granulocytapheresis, picking granulocytes; lymphocytapheresis, harvesting lymphocytes; lymphoplasmapheresis, harvesting lymphocytes and plasma; and plateletpheresis, harvesting platelets.


Apheresis meaning in General Dictionary

(letter.) The dropping of a letter or syllable right from the start of a word; e. g., pretty for acute.

View more

  • (n.) A surgical procedure where any part is divided from the sleep.