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hemophilia

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noun he·mo·phil·ia \ˌhē-mə-ˈfi-lē-ə\

Simple Definition of hemophilia

  • 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

  1. :  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

Origin of hemophilia

New Latin


First Known Use: 1872

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hemophilia

noun he·mo·phil·ia

Medical Definition of hemophilia

  1. :  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

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

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