Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of, relating to, resembling, containing, or acting on blood.
  • n. A hematinic.

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  • adj. Of, pertaining to, affecting or containing blood
  • n. hematinic

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Same as hæmatic.
  • n. A medicine designed to improve the condition of the blood.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In anatomy and physiology, of or pertaining to, or occurring in, the blood; sanguineous; hemal.
  • In medicine, effecting an improvement in the condition of the blood.
  • n. A medicine which effects a change in the condition of the blood.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. relating to or containing or affecting blood

Etymologies

Greek haimatikos, from haima, haimat-, blood.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • Baseball might be America's favorite pastime, but in Afghanistan, national sports take on a more hematic flair.

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  • Baseball might be America s favorite pastime, but in Afghanistan, national sports take on a more hematic flair.

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  • And just in case that name is insufficiently hematic, Finlandia vodka suggests a variation made with lime vodka that it calls Vampire Juice.

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  • LAMB: On page 180, you give 16 reasons, I counted, that you wanted people to consider for -- why all this happened: ` One, precolonial inequalities; two, the fanatically thorough and '-- hierchial -- ` hierarchical centralized administration; three, the hematic myth and the radical polarization under Belgian rule.'

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  • Perhaps Elizabeth LeCompte found Francesco Cavalli's 1641 baroque opus, La Didone, a trifle bloodless-she's corrected that hematic imbalance by splicing the opera with scenes from the 1965 B-flick Planet of the Vampires.

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  • La Didone, a trifle bloodless-she's corrected that hematic imbalance by splicing the opera with scenes from the 1965 B-flick

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  • Contiero E, Vaselli GM (1994) Zinc content of normal human serum and its correlation with some hematic parameters.

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  • Then she asked me if I would like a chlamydia test and I said, “No.” and then I thought twice about it and told her, yes, to test me for stds, because wouldn’t that just be far out if I contracted chlamydia from Maximilian and his hematic nose gushing?

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  • Is it the Church which has always imposed _the letter_ of the Bible and condemned all who have attempted to set forth _its spirit_?] [Footnote 49: In hypnosis, indeed, the thought suggested is strong enough to modify organic life and bring about hematic extravasion

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