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hemophilia

noun he·mo·phil·ia \ˌhē-mə-ˈfi-lē-ə\

medical : a serious disease that causes a person who has been cut or injured to keep bleeding for a very long time

Full Definition of HEMOPHILIA

:  a sex-linked hereditary blood defect that occurs almost exclusively in males and is characterized by delayed clotting of the blood and consequent difficulty in controlling hemorrhage even after minor injuries
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Origin of HEMOPHILIA

New Latin
First Known Use: 1872

Other Genetics Terms

chimera, hermaphrodite, plasticity
Medical Dictionary

hemophilia

noun he·mo·phil·ia

Medical Definition of HEMOPHILIA

:  a sex-linked hereditary blood defect that occurs almost exclusively in males and is characterized by delayed clotting of the blood and consequent difficulty in controlling hemorrhage even after minor injuries—compare christmas disease, hemorrhagic diathesis

Variants of HEMOPHILIA

he·mo·phil·ia or chiefly British hae·mo·phil·ia \ˌhē-mə-ˈfil-ē-ə\

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