Christmas disease

noun Pathology.
  1. 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
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British Dictionary definitions for christmas disease

Christmas disease

noun
  1. a relatively mild type of haemophilia, caused by lack of a protein (Christmas factor) implicated in the process of blood clotting

Word Origin for Christmas disease

C20: named after S. Christmas, the first patient suffering from the disease who was examined in detail
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christmas disease in Medicine

Christmas disease

[krĭsməs]
n.
  1. hemophilia B
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