hemophiliac

adjective
he·​mo·​phil·​i·​ac | \ ˌhē-mə-ˈfi-lē-ˌak How to pronounce hemophiliac (audio) \

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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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, "15 Fascinating Facts You Didn't Know About Queen Victoria," 8 Jan. 2019 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, "15 Fascinating Facts You Didn't Know About Queen Victoria," 8 Jan. 2019 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, "15 Fascinating Facts You Didn't Know About Queen Victoria," 8 Jan. 2019 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, "15 Fascinating Facts You Didn't Know About Queen Victoria," 8 Jan. 2019 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, "15 Fascinating Facts You Didn't Know About Queen Victoria," 8 Jan. 2019 Thousands of the victims were hemophiliacs who relied on a clotting factor derived from plasma that was later found to be tainted—and yet distributed long after concerns were raised. Laura Landro, WSJ, "‘Nine Pints’ Review: The Stuff of Life," 29 Oct. 2018 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

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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 How to pronounce haemophiliac (audio) \

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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