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hem-, hema- (hēm, hem), Although U.S. spelling practice favors this abridgment of the romanized combining form haem- based on Greek haima, the diphthongal spelling must be preserved in taxonomic terms such as Haemophilus.
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haem-Combining form denoting blood. From the Greek haima , blood.
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