In medical terms, "apheresis" refers to separating components out of blood that is taken from and returned to a donor, but usually we leave the initial "A" off and just call it "pheresis."
AHAHAHAHAHA!! Omg, that is so funny! So clever! The loss of a segment, and we actually do it to the same word in a different lingo! Omg! Omg! *falls down*
What. Too much Starbucks? Okay, yes, that's certainly possible. They may regret it, if they do call me in today.
It is funny, though. Right?