[ hee-muh-fil-ik, hem-uh- ]
/ ˌhi məˈfɪl ɪk, ˌhɛm ə- /


characteristic of or affected by hemophilia.
(of bacteria) developing best in a culture containing blood, or in blood itself.

Origin of hemophilic

First recorded in 1860–65; hemophil(ia) + -ic
Related formsnon·he·mo·phil·ic, adjective
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Medicine definitions for hemophilic


[ hē′mə-fĭlĭk ]


Of or affected by hemophilia.
Growing well in blood or in a culture medium containing blood. Used of certain bacteria.
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