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Definition 1: a procedure in which blood is drawn and separated into its components by dialysis; some are retained and the rest are returned to the donor by transfusion - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for apheresis in the sense of this definition

(apheresis is a kind of ...) separation of substances in solution by means of their unequal diffusion through semipermeable membranes

(... is a kind of apheresis ) plasma is separated from whole blood and the rest is returned to the donor

(... is a kind of apheresis ) platelets are separated from whole blood and the rest is returned to the donor

Definition 2: (linguistics) omission at the beginning of a word as in `coon' for `raccoon' or `till' for `until' - [noun denoting process]

Synonyms for apheresis in the sense of this definition

(apheresis is a kind of ...) any process whereby sounds or words are left out of spoken words or phrases

(apheresis belongs to category ...) the scientific study of language

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