Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Any of several sex-linked genetic disorders, manifested almost exclusively in males, in which the blood fails to clot normally because of a deficiency or an abnormality of one of the clotting factors.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun 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 the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Med.) 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 Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Alternative spelling of haemophilia.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun congenital tendency to uncontrolled bleeding; usually affects males and is transmitted from mother to son

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Examples

  • The division includes inpatient and outpatient services, the Apheresis program, the Transfusion Medicine program and clinical research programs in hemophilia, sickle cell disease, thalassemia and bone marrow failure.

    Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Fellowship

  • The division includes inpatient and outpatient services, the Apheresis program, the Transfusion Medicine program and clinical research programs in hemophilia, sickle cell disease, thalassemia and bone marrow failure.

    Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Fellowship Program

  • Right now, hemophilia is treated by replacing the deficient blood clotting factor through injection.

    Hemophilia: stopping the bleeding

  • Says the headline: Novel gene therapy may lead to cure in hemophilia A patients.

    Archive 2006-07-02

  • Says the headline: Novel gene therapy may lead to cure in hemophilia A patients.

    A cure for hemophilia A?

  • The only way to combat hemophilia is with thrice-weekly transfusions of the missing enzyme that allows your blood to clot - the fabled Factor Eight, or cryoprecipitate.

    Last Call

  • About 80 percent of hemophilia cases are of the type known as hemophilia A, which is caused by defects in a different blood-clotting agent, Factor VIII.

    NYT > Home Page

  • About 80 percent of hemophilia cases are of the type known as hemophilia A, which is caused by defects in a different blood-clotting agent, Factor VIII.

    NYT > Home Page

  • About 80 percent of hemophilia cases are of the type known as hemophilia A, which is caused by defects in a different blood-clotting agent, Factor VIII.

    NYT > Global Home

  • About 80 percent of hemophilia cases are of the type known as hemophilia A, which is caused by defects in a different blood-clotting agent, Factor VIII.

    NYT > Home Page

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