[hee-muh-fil-ik, hem-uh-]

Origin of hemophilic

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


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