Try Our Apps


Avoid these words. Seriously.

Christmas disease

noun, Pathology.
a hereditary disease characterized by an inability of the blood to clot because of a deficiency of a coagulation factor.
Origin of Christmas disease
1952; after S. Christmas, the first sufferer from the disease to be examined in detail Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
Cite This Source
British Dictionary definitions for Christmas disease

Christmas disease

a relatively mild type of haemophilia, caused by lack of a protein (Christmas factor) implicated in the process of blood clotting
Word Origin
C20: named after S. Christmas, the first patient suffering from the disease who was examined in detail
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
Christmas disease in Medicine

Christmas disease Christ·mas disease (krĭs'məs)
See hemophilia B.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Nearby words for christmas disease

Word Value for Christmas

Scrabble Words With Friends