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noun, Pathology.
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.


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