any of several X-linked genetic disorders, symptomatic chiefly in males, in which excessive bleeding occurs owing to the absence or abnormality of a clotting factor in the blood.
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How to use hemophilia in a sentence
Benzene causes cancer, thins the blood to cause symptoms resembling hemophilia, and damages fetuses exposed to it.
Coagulation is notably delayed in hemophilia and icterus and after administration of citric acid.A Manual of Clinical Diagnosis | James Campbell Todd
hemophilia is a peculiar disease, consisting in frequent and often uncontrollable hemorrhages.Woman | William J. Robinson
An even more striking manifestation of a physical anomaly, as a family trait, is the condition known as hemophilia.Essays In Pastoral Medicine | Austin Malley
In 1539 Benedictus noted the occurrence of hemophilia or bleeders' disease.The Century of Columbus | James J. Walsh
In hemophilia, uncontrollable bleeding may occur from trifling injuries.Surgery, with Special Reference to Podiatry | Maximilian Stern
Scientific definitions for hemophilia
Any of several hereditary coagulation disorders, seen 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.
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Cultural definitions for hemophilia
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