von Willebrand's disease love

von Willebrand's disease

Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A hereditary disease characterized by a tendency to hemorrhage, caused by a deficiency or abnormality of the blood proteins that control platelet activity.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An hereditary disease, characterized by a tendency to hemorrhage, and caused by a defect in blood platelet activity.

Etymologies

After Erik Adolf von Willebrand (1870-1949), Finnish physician.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

Sorry, no example sentences found.

Wordnik is becoming a not-for-profit! Read our announcement here.

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.