Meaning of hemophilia

he•mo•phil•i•a

Pronunciation: (hē"mu-fil'ē-u, -fēl'yu, hem"u-), [key]
— n.
  1. any of several X-linked genetic disorders, symptomatic chiefly in males, in which excessive bleeding occurs owing to the absence or abnormality of a clotting factor in the blood.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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