thalassemic etymology

English word thalassemic comes from English -ic, English thalassemia

Detailed word origin of thalassemic

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-ic English (eng) (chemistry) Used to denote certain chemical compounds in which a specified chemical element has a higher oxidation number than in the equivalent compound whose name ends in the suffix -ous. For example sulphuric acid (H₂SO₄) has more oxygen atoms per molecule than sulphurous acid (H₂SO₃).. Used to form adjectives from nouns with the meaning “of or pertaining to”.
thalassemia English (eng) (medicine) Any of a group of inherited disorders in which the amount of hemoglobin in the blood is reduced.
thalassemic English (eng) An individual who has thalassemia. Of or relating to thalassemia.

Words with the same origin as thalassemic

Descendants of -ic
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