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Noun: hemophilia  ,hee-mu'fi-lee-u
Usage: N. Amer (elsewhere: haemophilia)
  1. Congenital tendency to uncontrolled bleeding; usually affects males and is transmitted from mother to son
    - haemophilia [Brit, Cdn], bleeder's disease

Derived forms: hemophilias

Type of: blood disease, blood disorder, sex-linked disorder

Encyclopedia: Hemophilia