[hee-muh-fil-ee-ak, -fee-lee-, hem-uh-] /ˌhi məˈfɪl iˌæk, -ˈfi li-, ˌhɛm ə-/

Also, hemophile. a person having .
(def 1).

1896 (adj.); 1897 (n.)., from hemophilia. Perhaps modeled on French hémophilique (1880).

hemophiliac he·mo·phil·i·ac (hē’mə-fĭl’ē-āk’, -fē’lē-)
A person who is affected with hemophilia.


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