- hemophilia a,
- hemophilia b,
Origin of hemophilia
Examples from the Web for hemophilia
In hemophilia, uncontrollable bleeding may occur from trifling injuries.Surgery, with Special Reference to Podiatry|Maximilian Stern
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
Coagulation is notably delayed in hemophilia and icterus and after administration of citric acid.A Manual of Clinical Diagnosis|James Campbell Todd
In 1539 Benedictus noted the occurrence of hemophilia or bleeders' disease.The Century of Columbus|James J. Walsh
Hemophilia is a peculiar disease, consisting in frequent and often uncontrollable hemorrhages.Woman|William J. Robinson
1854 (in anglicized form hæmophily), from German hämophile, coined 1828 by German physician Johann Lucas Schönlein (1793-1864), from Greek haima "blood" (see -emia) + philia "to love" (see -philia), here with a sense of "tendency to."
A hereditary disease caused by a deficiency of a substance in the blood that aids in clotting. Hemophiliacs can bleed to death even from small cuts and bruises, because their blood has largely lost the ability to clot.