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[hee-muh-fil-ik, hem-uh-] /ˌhi məˈfɪl ɪk, ˌhɛm ə-/

characteristic of or affected by .
(of bacteria) developing best in a culture containing blood, or in blood itself.

hemophilic he·mo·phil·ic (hē’mə-fĭl’ĭk)


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