hemophiliac

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adjective

he·​mo·​phil·​i·​ac ˌhē-mə-ˈfi-lē-ˌak How to pronounce hemophiliac (audio)
: of, resembling, or affected with a blood defect that is characterized by delayed clotting of the blood : of, resembling, or affected with hemophilia

hemophiliac

2 of 2

noun

: one affected with a blood defect that is characterized by delayed clotting of the blood : one affected with hemophilia

called also bleeder

Examples of hemophiliac in a Sentence

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Noun
Victoria’s previous visit to the Riviera, in 1887, had been to Cannes to see the Church of St. George built in memory of her son Leopold—the hemophiliac and mild epileptic—who died there in 1884. Jonathan Miles, Town & Country, 5 Sep. 2023 Cases also surfaced among those who inject drugs, hemophiliacs and Haitians. Ema Sasic, USA TODAY, 30 Apr. 2023 In those days, nearly all hemophiliacs were HIV-positive because they were infused repeatedly with blood products agglomerated from thousands of donors—none of whom were screened for HIV until the mid- to late 1980s. Bruce D. Walker, Scientific American, 1 July 2012 Queen Victoria was the first in her family to carry hemophilia B, a blood clotting disorder, but the Queen herself was not a hemophiliac. Chanel Vargas, Town & Country, 19 May 2022 Miller stars as rich 16-year-old hemophiliac Tucker Bryant, one of the earliest patients of Hamptons concierge doctor Hank Lawson (Mark Feuerstein). Los Angeles Times, 14 June 2022 White was a hemophiliac who was diagnosed with AIDS in December 1984 following a blood transfusion, according to the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). Joelle Goldstein, PEOPLE.com, 6 Dec. 2021 Here’s its argument: Many doctors direct that their patients have their cats declawed when they are immuno-compromised, diabetic, hemophiliac, on immune suppressing medication, and for various other medical reasons. ... Sigal Samuel, Vox, 23 July 2019 See More

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Word History

Etymology

Adjective

see hemophilia

Noun

see hemophilia

First Known Use

Adjective

1896, in the meaning defined above

Noun

1897, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of hemophiliac was in 1896

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Cite this Entry

“Hemophiliac.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hemophiliac. Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

Kids Definition

hemophiliac

noun
he·​mo·​phil·​i·​ac
ˌhē-mə-ˈfil-ē-ˌak
: a person who has hemophilia

Medical Definition

hemophiliac

1 of 2 adjective
he·​mo·​phil·​i·​ac
variants or chiefly British haemophiliac
: of, resembling, or affected with hemophilia

hemophiliac

2 of 2 noun
variants or chiefly British haemophiliac
: one affected with hemophilia

called also bleeder

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