Christmas disease

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Christmas disease

n.
A type of hemophilia that is caused by a deficiency of factor IX.

[After Stephen Christmas, 20th-century British boy who was first diagnosed with it.]

Christmas disease

n
(Pathology) a relatively mild type of haemophilia, caused by lack of a protein (Christmas factor) implicated in the process of blood clotting
[C20: named after S. Christmas, the first patient suffering from the disease who was examined in detail]
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Noun1.Christmas disease - a clotting disorder similar to hemophilia A but caused by a congenital deficiency of factor IX
bleeder's disease, haemophilia, hemophilia - congenital tendency to uncontrolled bleeding; usually affects males and is transmitted from mother to son
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The Little Opera Company has an impressive, 21-year record of showcasing local talent, maintaining that tradition by opening its 2016/17 season with the world premiere of Winnipeg composer Neil Weisensel's Merry Christmas, Stephen Leacock.
BEFORE continuing, I would like to first and foremost thank everyone who made my Down Under Tour possible: promoters Carolyn Manaloto, Zenie Low, Cocoy Gara and Liz Honey; my agent Josh Pultz; musical director Larry Yurman; our musicians Christmas, Stephen, Isaac, Mick, Sebastian, Kate, Stan, Dominic, Noel, Hiroki and Michael; and finally, all the support acts from each city who sang and danced their hearts out
Fingers crossed that before Christmas, Stephen will be happily riding his trike and his family will be delighted to see their little boy developing new independence and overall fitness.