Relating to hemophilia.

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he·mo·phil·ic or chiefly Brit hae·mo·phil·ic -'fil-ik adj
1) HEMOPHILIAC <a \hemophilic patient>
2) tending to thrive in blood <\hemophilic bacteria>
hemophilic or chiefly Brit haemophilic n HEMOPHILIAC

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he·mo·phil·ic (he-mo-filґik) 1. having an affinity for blood; living in blood. In bacteriology, growing especially well in culture media containing blood or having a nutritional affinity for constituents of fresh blood; said of bacteria of the genera Haemophilus and Bordetella. 2. pertaining to or characterized by hemophilia.

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  • hemophilic — hem o*phil ic adj. 1. of, pertaining to, characteristic of, or afflicted with hemophilia; hemophiliac. Syn: haemophilic, hemophiliac. [WordNet 1.5 +PJC] 2. (Microbiology) Growing best in a medium containing blood, or in blood; of bacteria. [PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hemophilic — [hē΄mōfil′ik, hem΄məfil′ik, hem΄ōfil′ik, hem΄əfil′ik] adj. 1. of or having hemophilia 2. growing well in a medium containing hemoglobin: said of certain bacteria …   English World dictionary

  • hemophilic — adjective relating to or having hemophilia • Syn: ↑haemophilic • Pertains to noun: ↑hemophilia, ↑hemophilia (for: ↑haemophilic) • Derivationally related forms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • hemophilic — noun or adjective Date: 1864 hemophiliac …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • hemophilic — /hee meuh fil ik, hem euh /, adj. 1. characteristic of or affected by hemophilia. 2. (of bacteria) developing best in a culture containing blood, or in blood itself. [1860 65; HEMOPHIL(IA) + IC] * * * …   Universalium

  • hemophilic — adjective a) Of or pertaining to hemophilia b) Describing some bacteria that grow well in blood …   Wiktionary

  • hemophilic — adj. of or pertaining to hemophilia, affected by hemophilia (hereditary blood disorder); developing in a blood culture or in blood (of bacteria) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • hemophilic — he·mo·phil·ic …   English syllables

  • hemophilic — he•mo•phil•ic [[t]ˌhi məˈfɪl ɪk[/t]] adj. 1) pat characteristic of or affected by hemophilia 2) mcr (of bacteria) developing best in a culture containing blood, or in blood itself • Etymology: 1860–65 …   From formal English to slang

  • hemophilic synovitis — proliferation of microvasculature in a joint cavity in hemophilia with bleeding into the cavity, causing inflammation and sometimes leading to hemophilic arthropathy (q.v.) …   Medical dictionary

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