apheresis etymology

English word apheresis comes from Ancient Greek ἀφαιρέω, Ancient Greek -σις

Detailed word origin of apheresis

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
ἀφαιρέω Ancient Greek (grc)
-σις Ancient Greek (grc)
ἀφαίρεσις Ancient Greek (grc)
aphaeresis Latin (lat)
apheresis English (eng) (linguistics, prosody) Elision, suppression, or complete loss of a letter or sound (syllable) from the beginning of a word, such as the development of special from especial; procope.. (medicine, general, obsolete) Extirpation or extraction of a superfluity (especially a pathological one) from the body, especially blood.. (medicine, specific, still current) The removal of blood from a [...]

Words with the same origin as apheresis

Descendants of ἀφαιρέω
Descendants of -σις
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