Any of several hereditary illnesses that impair the body's ability to control bleeding, usually passed from mother to son. (noun)
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Use "haemophilia" in a sentence
"Two other people who died from other causes were found to have vCJD infection; one is thought to have had a transfusion of contaminated blood during an operation, and the other, a person with haemophilia, to have received contaminated blood products."
"The rest comes from growth hormone, hormone-replacement therapy and a product called Novo 7, which was designed to help the blood clot and prevent fatal bleeding in certain haemophilia patients."
"Helping to raise the money for the research into the rare and devastating disease -- which, while carried in the female genes only, manifested itself in physical symptoms in the male sex, like haemophilia and other similar disorders-had been one thing."