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hemophilia

Pronunciation: he'mo-fil'e-a

Definition: An inherited disorder of blood coagulation characterized by a permanent tendency to hemorrhages, spontaneous or traumatic, because of a defect in the blood-coagulating mechanism.

[hemo- + G. philos, fond]

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