Definition of "hemophilia" [‖Hem•o•phil•i•a]

  • (noun) Any of several hereditary blood-coagulation disorders in which the blood fails to clot normally because of a deficiency or abnormality of one of the clotting factors. Hemophilia, a recessive trait associated with the X-chromosome, is manifested almost exclusively in males.

Use "hemophilia" in a sentence

  • "The division includes inpatient and outpatient services, the Apheresis program, the Transfusion Medicine program and clinical research programs in hemophilia, sickle cell disease, thalassemia and bone marrow failure."
  • "Right now, hemophilia is treated by replacing the deficient blood clotting factor through injection."
  • "Says the headline: Novel gene therapy may lead to cure in hemophilia A patients."

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