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hemo-, haemo-

The combining form hemo- means “blood.”

  • She staunched the hemorrhage by putting pressure on the wound.
  • Hemophiliacs don’t have enough of the substance that causes blood to clot.

The British spelling haemo- is closer to the original Greek haima (blood).

  • Hemorrhage and hemophilia are often spelled haemorrhage and haemophilia in Britain.