hemat/o, hem/o (8/15)

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hemat/o or hem/o is a combining form that pertains to “blood”.

Blood is a complex body fluid made up of four main components: plasma, red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets.

Among its many functions, blood carries oxygen and nutrients to the lungs and tissues, forms blood clots to prevent excessive blood loss, and transports cells and antibodies that fight infections.