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[hee-muh-fahyl, hem-uh-] /ˈhi məˌfaɪl, ˈhɛm ə-/

a hemophiliac.
a bacterium.


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  • Hemophilia

    [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.

  • Hemophiliac

    [hee-muh-fil-ee-ak, -fee-lee-, hem-uh-] /ˌhi məˈfɪl iˌæk, -ˈfi li-, ˌhɛm ə-/ noun 1. Also, hemophile. a person having . adjective 2. (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-) n. A person who is affected with hemophilia.

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