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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.


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  • 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.

  • Hemophilic

    [hee-muh-fil-ik, hem-uh-] /ˌhi məˈfɪl ɪk, ˌhɛm ə-/ adjective 1. characteristic of or affected by . 2. (of bacteria) developing best in a culture containing blood, or in blood itself. hemophilic he·mo·phil·ic (hē’mə-fĭl’ĭk) adj.

  • Hemophilioid

    [hee-muh-fil-ee-oid, hem-uh-] /ˌhi məˈfɪl iˌɔɪd, ˌhɛm ə-/ adjective 1. (of a disease) resembling , but having a different genetic or acquired cause.

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