Pronunciation: (u-nē'mē-u), [key]
1. Pathol.a quantitative deficiency of the hemoglobin, often accompanied by a reduced number of red blood cells and causing pallor, weakness, and breathlessness.
2. a lack of power, vigor, vitality, or colorfulness: His writing suffers from anemia. Also,anaemia.
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