a hereditary disease characterized by an inability of the blood to clot because of a deficiency of a coagulation factor.
a relatively mild type of haemophilia, caused by lack of a protein (Christmas factor) implicated in the process of blood clotting
Christmas disease Christ·mas disease (krĭs’məs)
See hemophilia B.
noun 1. the evening or the day preceding Christmas. noun 1. the evening or the whole day before Christmas Day
noun 1. an evergreen fern, Polystichum acrostichoides, having dense clusters of stiff fronds growing from a central rootstock.
noun, Biochemistry. 1. a blood constituent necessary for clotting, the absence of which is characterized by a hemophilialike condition. Christmas factor n. See factor IX.
- Christmas goose
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