Von-willebrand-s-disease meaning

vŏn wĭlə-brăndz, fôn vĭlə-bränts
A genetic disorder characterized by a tendency to hemorrhage, caused by a clotting factor that affects platelet adhesion.
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(medicine) An hereditary disease, characterized by a tendency to hemorrhage, and caused by a defect in blood platelet activity.
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Origin of von-willebrand-s-disease

  • After Erik Adolf von Willebrand (1870–1949), Finnish physician

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition