haemophilia

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Medical term; haemo- +‎ -philia, from Ancient Greek αἷμα (blood) + φιλία (friendship)

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haemophilia (countable and uncountable, plural haemophilias)

  1. (British spelling, pathology) Any of several hereditary illnesses that impair the body's ability to control bleeding, usually passed from mother to son.

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