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haemophilia

(ˌhiːməʊˈfɪlɪə; ˌhɛm-) or

hemophilia

n
(Pathology) an inheritable disease, usually affecting only males but transmitted by women to their male children, characterized by loss or impairment of the normal clotting ability of blood so that a minor wound may result in fatal bleeding
ˌhaemoˈphiliˌoid, ˌhemoˈphiliˌoid adj

hemophilia, haemophilia

a tendency to uncontrolled bleeding. Also hemorrhaphilia, haemorrhaphilia. — hemophiliac, haemophiliac, n., adj.
See also: Blood and Blood Vessels
an hereditary tendency, in males, toward a deficiency in coagulation factors in the blood. — hemophiliac, haemophiliac, n., adj.
See also: Disease and Illness
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.haemophilia - congenital tendency to uncontrolled bleedinghaemophilia - congenital tendency to uncontrolled bleeding; usually affects males and is transmitted from mother to son
classical haemophilia, classical hemophilia, haemophilia A, hemophilia A - hemophilia caused by a congenital deficiency of factor VIII; occurs almost exclusively in men
Christmas disease, haemophilia B, hemophilia B - a clotting disorder similar to hemophilia A but caused by a congenital deficiency of factor IX
angiohemophilia, vascular hemophilia, von Willebrand's disease - a form of hemophilia discovered by Erik von Willebrand; a genetic disorder that is inherited as an autosomal recessive trait; characterized by a deficiency of the coagulation factor and by mucosal bleeding
blood disease, blood disorder - a disease or disorder of the blood
sex-linked disorder - any disease or abnormality that is determined by the sex hormones; "hemophilia is determined by a gene defect on an X chromosome"
Translations
hemofilia

haemophilia

hemophilia (US) [ˌhiːməʊˈfɪlɪə] Nhemofilia f

haemophilia

[ˌhiːməˈfɪliə] hemophilia (US) nhémophilie f

haemophilia

, (US) hemophilia
nBluterkrankheit f, → Hämophilie f (spec)

haemophilia

hemophilia (Am) [ˌhiːməʊˈfɪlɪə] nemofilia