hemopexin he·mo·pex·in (hē’mō-pěk’sĭn)
A serum protein that is part of the beta-globulin fraction and functions in binding heme and porphyrins.
[hee-muh-fahyl, hem-uh-] /ˈhi məˌfaɪl, ˈhɛm ə-/ noun 1. a hemophiliac. 2. a bacterium. adjective 3. .
[hee-muh-fil-ee-uh, -feel-yuh, hem-uh-] /ˌhi məˈfɪl i ə, -ˈfil yə, ˌhɛm ə-/ noun 1. any of several X-linked genetic disorders, symptomatic chiefly in males, in which excessive bleeding occurs owing to the absence or abnormality of a clotting factor in the blood. n. 1854 (in anglicized form hæmophily), from German hämophile, coined 1828 by German physician […]
- Hemophilia a
hemophilia A n. Hemophilia due to deficiency of factor VIII, characterized by prolonged clotting time, decreased formation of thromboplastin, and diminished conversion of prothrombin.
- Hemophilia b
hemophilia B n. A clotting disorder of blood resembling hemophilia A, caused by hereditary deficiency of factor IX. Also called Christmas disease.