Christmas disease


Examples of Christmas disease in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web However, the discovery of a rare blood disorder (Christmas disease) knocked him off an NHL track. Globe Staff,, 22 July 2022

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Word History


after Stephen Christmas, 20th century English boy who was first patient found with the disease

First Known Use

1952, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Christmas disease was in 1952

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Cite this Entry

“Christmas disease.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 May. 2024.

Medical Definition

Christmas disease

Christ·​mas disease ˈkris-məs- How to pronounce Christmas disease (audio)
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