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hemiparasite a parasite that obtains some of its sustenance, or sustains itself some of the time, on its own.
hemiplegia paralysis of just one side of the body.
hemipteran of or belonging to a family of insects that have sucking mouth parts and forewings that are leathery near the base.
hemisphere either of two halves of the terrestrial globe, formed by dividing it into northern and southern parts at the equator, or into eastern and western parts at a meridian. [3 definitions]
hemispheric of or relating to a hemisphere. [2 definitions]
hemistich half or nearly half of a line of verse or poetry, esp. when a caesura divides the line. [2 definitions]
hemitrope a compound crystal composed of two or more parts or crystals facing each other.
hemline the hem or bottom edge of a garment. [2 definitions]
hemlock any of various evergreens of North America that have short needles and bear small cones, or the wood of this tree. [3 definitions]
hemo- blood.
hemochromatosis an iron metabolism disorder, characterized by brownish skin pigmentation, enlargement of the liver, and diabetes.
hemocyanin a bluish blood pigment that bears oxygen and contains copper, found in certain invertebrates.
hemocytometer an instrument used to determine the concentration of cells in body fluids, esp. red and white cells in blood; hemacytometer.
hemodialysis dialysis of the blood to remove waste products normally removed by the kidneys.
hemoflagellate a flagellate protozoan that is a parasite in the blood.
hemoglobin the protein in the red blood cells of vertebrates that carries oxygen to the tissues.
hemolymph the circulatory fluid in the open tissue spaces of some invertebrates that acts as or in addition to blood.
hemolysin a substance, such as an antibody, formed in the blood, that initiates the breaking down of red corpuscles and the liberation of hemoglobin.
hemolysis the destruction of hemoglobin-bearing red blood cells and the consequent release of the hemoglobin into the blood fluid.
hemophile one who is afflicted by hemophilia; hemophiliac. [2 definitions]
hemophilia a disorder that is inheritable by males through their mothers and is characterized by excessive or spontaneous bleeding.