hemophiliac

adjective
he·mo·phil·i·ac | \ˌhē-mə-ˈfi-lē-ˌak \

Definition of hemophiliac 

(Entry 1 of 2)

: of, resembling, or affected with a blood defect that is characterized by delayed clotting of the blood : of, resembling, or affected with hemophilia

hemophiliac

noun

Definition of hemophiliac (Entry 2 of 2)

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

called also bleeder

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My character is a hemophiliac who, as a young kid, had to get a blood transfusion and ended up with HIV. Brianne Tracy, PEOPLE.com, "Levi Meaden on 'Trying to Navigate' Fame and Keeping a 'Private Life' with Girlfriend Ariel Winter," 11 May 2018 One inmate, a hemophiliac, required $100,000 a month worth of medication. Samantha Melamed, Philly.com, "As Philly jail population declines, where are the savings?," 1 May 2018 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, "16 Fascinating Facts You Didn't Know About Queen Victoria," 4 Jan. 2018 In the early days of the American epidemic, AIDS killed large numbers of hemophiliacs, infected by tainted blood-clotting factors, and Haitians, because the virus had apparently reached the Americas there first. Robert D. Mcfadden, New York Times, "Mathilde Krim, Mobilizing Force in an AIDS Crusade, Dies at 91," 16 Jan. 2018 His early tenure there was a time of miracles for hemophiliacs, with the new treatment known as Factor VIII promising sufferers the once-unimaginable prospect of living normal lives. James Hebert, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Tragedy and blame course through veins of Rep's raw 'Roz and Ray'," 14 Sep. 2017 There was speculation that Nicholas would be replaced by one of his relatives as ruler or as regent for Nicholas and Alexandra’s 12-year-old hemophiliac son, Alexei. Carolyn Harris, Smithsonian, "On the Eve of the Russian Revolution, a Palace Coup Seemed Inevitable, But Where Would it Come From?," 30 Jan. 2017 Ryan was a hemophiliac and contracted AIDS via a blood transfusion at 13. Emma Kate Fittes, Indianapolis Star, "Here are 10 of the most famous people who went to high school in Hamilton County," 14 Sep. 2017 Those were the years before Ryan White, the Indiana teen-ager and hemophiliac who died of AIDS in 1990, began to help ease the stigma of the disease and spur more research into treating it. James Hebert, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Rep's 'Roz and Ray' a medical drama with roots in San Diego," 8 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of hemophiliac

Adjective

1896, in the meaning defined above

Noun

1897, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for hemophiliac

Adjective

see hemophilia

Noun

see hemophilia

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hemophiliac

noun

English Language Learners Definition of hemophiliac

: a person who has hemophilia

hemophiliac

adjective
he·mo·phil·i·ac
variants: or chiefly British haemophiliac \-ˈfil-ē-ˌak \

Medical Definition of hemophiliac 

(Entry 1 of 2)

: of, resembling, or affected with hemophilia

hemophiliac

noun
variants: or chiefly British haemophiliac

Medical Definition of hemophiliac (Entry 2 of 2)

: one affected with hemophilia

called also bleeder

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