- blood) and "phobos" (fear). Other English words derived from "haima" include "hemodialysis" (a procedure that removes impurities from the blood), "hemoglobin" (a blood component that transports oxygen from the lungs to other parts of the body) and "hemorrhage" (rapid blood loss). Alternate name for hemophobia: hematophobia.
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* * *he·mo·pho·bia (he″mo-foґbe-ə) [hemo- + -phobia] irrational fear of blood.
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