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von Willebrand's disease

[ fawn -vil-uh-brahnts ]
/ fɔn ˈvɪl əˌbrɑnts /
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noun Pathology.
an inherited autosomal recessive disease in which abnormally slow coagulation of blood may lead to spontaneous bleeding, excessive bleeding following an injury, and heavy menstrual flow.
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Origin of von Willebrand's disease

1940–45; after Erik Adolf von Willebrand (1870–1949), Finnish physician

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