hemophilia[-fil′ē ə, -fē′lē ə]
any of several hereditary disorders, nearly always of males, in which one of the normal blood-clotting factors is deficient, causing serious internal or external hemorrhage from minor cuts and injuries: females with this defective gene are, normally, only carriers
Origin of hemophiliaModL: see hemo- and amp; -philia
Any of several sex-linked genetic disorders, manifested almost exclusively in males, in which the blood fails to clot normally because of a deficiency or an abnormality of one of the clotting factors.
- Alternative spelling of haemophilia.