hemophiliac

[ hee-muh-fil-ee-ak, -fee-lee-, hem-uh- ]
/ ˌhi məˈfɪl iˌæk, -ˈfi li-, ˌhɛm ə- /

noun

Also hemophile. a person having hemophilia.

adjective

Origin of hemophiliac

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

hemophiliac


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

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Medicine definitions for hemophiliac

hemophiliac

[ hē′mə-fĭlē-ăk′, -fēlē- ]

n.

A person who is affected with hemophilia.
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