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Definition of "haemophilia" [haemophilia]

  • 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."