Is there a difference between "Hemeatology" and "Hematology" as physician medical specialties? Or are these spelling variants, like "Haematology" vs "Hematology"?

  • Welcome to health SE :-). I myself have never encountered that variant before, and when I search for it most sites offering this variant are not official websites or something peer reviewed. Could you share a source where you encountered hemeatology? Thanks!
    – Lucky
    Dec 14 '16 at 20:30
  • The difference is one is a specialty and the other is a misspelling.
    – Carey Gregory
    Dec 15 '16 at 2:44
  • Source is notes self-typed by physicians indicating specialty to whom they would refer certain patients. (Don't worry, I'm not in charge of patient care, the context is research)
    – prototype
    Dec 16 '16 at 0:47

It's just a misspelling of haematology, which is the British spelling of hematology. Hematology and haematology are synonyms, and there is no such word hemeatology.

From the Merriam-Webster Medical Dictionary (emphasis mine):


noun he·ma·tol·o·gy

Medical Definition of hematology

plural hematologies

:  a medical science that deals with the blood and blood-forming organs

hematologist or chiefly British haematologist -jəst\


Variants of hematology

or chiefly British haematology \ˌhē-mə-ˈtäl-ə-jē\

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