from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of several hereditary blood-coagulation disorders in which the blood fails to clot normally because of a deficiency or abnormality of one of the clotting factors. Hemophilia, a recessive trait associated with the X-chromosome, is manifested almost exclusively in males.
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- n. Alternative spelling of haemophilia.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A condition characterized by a tendency to profuse and uncontrollable hemorrhage from the slightest wounds; it is caused by an absence or abnormality of a clotting factor in the blood, and is a recessive genetic disease linked to the X-chromosome, and therefore usually occurs only in males; there are several specific forms. It may be treated by administering purified clotting factor. It was formerly termed Hematophilia.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In pathology, a congenital morbid condition characterized by a tendency to bleed immoderately from any insignificant wound, or even spontaneously. Also called hematophilia, hemorrhaphilia, and hemorrhagic diathesis.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. congenital tendency to uncontrolled bleeding; usually affects males and is transmitted from mother to son
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