[hee-muh-fil-ee-ak, -fee-lee-, hem-uh-]

Origin of hemophiliac

First recorded in 1895–1900; hemophili(a) + -ac
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Word Origin and History for hemophiliac

1896 (adj.); 1897 (n.)., from hemophilia. Perhaps modeled on French hémophilique (1880).

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hemophiliac in Medicine


[hē′mə-fĭlē-ăk′, -fēlē-]
  1. A person who is affected with hemophilia.
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