Hematophilia
Hemophilia Hem`o*phil"i*a (h[=e]`m[.a]*f[i^]l"[i^]*[.a] or h[e^]m`[.a]*f[i^]l"[i^]*[.a]), n. [NL., fr. Gr. a"i^ma, blood + filei^n to love.] (Med.) A condition characterized by a tendency to profuse and uncontrollable hemorrhage from the slightest wounds; it is caused by an absence or abnormality of a clotting factor in the blood, and is a recessive genetic disease linked to the X-chromosome, and therefore usually occurs only in males; there are several specific forms. It may be treated by administering purified clotting factor. It was formerly termed {Hematophilia}. [1913 Webster +PJC]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Hematophilia — Hem a*to*phil i*a (h[=e] m[.a]*t[ o]*f[i^]l [i^]*[.a]), n. [NL., fr. Gr. a i^ma, a i matos, blood + filei^n to love.] (Med.) Same as {hemophilia}; an obsolete term. [Obs.] [1913 Webster +PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hemophilia — Hem o*phil i*a (h[=e] m[.a]*f[i^]l [i^]*[.a] or h[e^]m [.a]*f[i^]l [i^]*[.a]), n. [NL., fr. Gr. a i^ma, blood + filei^n to love.] (Med.) A condition characterized by a tendency to profuse and uncontrollable hemorrhage from the slightest wounds;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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