Hemophilia meaning

hē'mə-fĭl'ē-ə, -fēl'yə
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.
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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.
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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.
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Any of several hereditary coagulation disorders, seen 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 .
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Alternative spelling of haemophilia.
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