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EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek αἱμο- (haimo-, blood) +‎ διάλυσις (diálusis, separation, dissolution), from διαλύω (dialúō, I separate), from διά (diá, through) +‎ λύω (lúō, I loose). Synchronically, hemo- +‎ dialysis.

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hemodialysis (plural hemodialyses)

 
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  1. (medicine) the use of dialysis to remove waste products from the blood in the case of kidney failure

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