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apheresis

a·pher·e·sis [or] a·phaer·e·sis

apheresis [or] aphaeresis

 
pronunciation:
fe rih sihs
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part of speech: noun
definition: the dropping or omission of a letter, sound, or the like at the beginning of a word, as in "scuse" for "excuse".
derivation: apheretic (adj.)
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