Definition of Christmas disease in English:

Christmas disease

Line breaks: Christ|mas dis|ease
Pronunciation: /ˈkrɪsməsdɪziːz/

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[mass noun]
A form of haemophilia caused by deficiency of the blood-clotting factor IX rather than the more common factor VIII.


1950s: from the name of Stephen Christmas, the first patient examined in detail.

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