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Anemia (; also spelled anaemia and anæmia; from ', meaning lack of blood, from ἀν- an-, "not" + αἷμα haima, "blood") is a decrease in number of red blood cells (RBCs) or less than the normal quantity of hemoglobin in the blood.

anemia n 1: a deficiency of red blood cells [syn: {anaemia}] 2: a lack of vitality [syn: {anaemia}] 3: genus of terrestrial or lithophytic ferns having pinnatifid fronds; chiefly of tropical America [syn: {genus Anemia}]

177 Moby Thesaurus words for "anemia": Christmas disease, Hand-Schuller-Christian disease, Letterer-Siwe syndrome, Lombardy leprosy, abscess, acute leukemia, adynamia, ague, angiohemophilia, ankylosis, anoxia, aplastic anemia, apnea, ariboflavinosis, ashiness, asphyxiation, asthma, ataxia, atony, atrophy, backache, beriberi, blah feeling, bleeding, blennorhea, bloodlessness, cachexia, cachexy, cadaverousness, chill, chills, chloranemia, chlorosis, chronic leukemia, colic, constipation, convulsion, coughing, cowardice, cyanosis, cyclic neutropenia, deathly hue, deathly pallor, debilitation, debility, deficiency anemia, dermatitis, diarrhea, dimness, dizziness, dropsy, dullness, dysentery, dyspepsia, dyspnea, edema, emaciation, erythrocytosis, etiolation, exsanguination, fadedness, fainting, faintness, fairness, fatigue, feebleness, fever, fibrillation, flabbiness, flaccidity, flux, ghastliness, goiter, greensickness, growth, haggardness, hemoglobinopathy, hemophilia, hemophilia A, hemophilia B, hemorrhage, high blood pressure, hydrops, hypertension, hypochromia, hypochromic anemia, hypotension, icterus, impotence, indigestion, infectious granuloma, inflammation, insomnia, iron deficiency anemia, itching, jaundice, keratomalacia, kwashiorkor, labored breathing, languishment, languor, lassitude, leukemia, leukemic reticuloendotheliosis, lightness, listlessness, lividness, low blood pressure, lumbago, macrocytic anemia, maidism, malnutrition, marasmus, muddiness, multiple myeloma, myelogenous leukemia, nasal discharge, nausea, necrosis, neutropenia, night blindness, osteomalacia, osteoporosis, pain, paleness, pallidity, pallidness, pallor, paralysis, pastiness, pellagra, pernicious anemia, plasma cell leukemia, plasmacytoma, polycythemia, prison pallor, prostration, protein deficiency, pruritus, pseudoleukemia, purpura, purpura hemorrhagica, rachitis, rash, rheum, rickets, sallowness, sclerosis, scurvy, seizure, shock, sickle-cell anemia, sickliness, sickly hue, skin eruption, sluggishness, sneezing, softness, sore, spasm, strengthlessness, struma, tabes, tachycardia, thalassemia, tumor, upset stomach, vascular hemophilia, vertigo, vitamin deficiency, vomiting, wanness, wasting, weakliness, weakness, weariness, xerophthalmia


Haemophilia (; also spelled hemophilia in North America, from the Greek haima αἷμα 'blood' and philia φιλία 'love') is a group of hereditary genetic disorders that impair the body's ability to control blood clotting or coagulation, which is used to stop bleeding when a blood vessel is broken.

hemophilia n : congenital tendency to uncontrolled bleeding; usually affects males and is transmitted from mother to son [syn: {haemophilia}, {bleeder's disease}]

46 Moby Thesaurus words for "hemophilia": Christmas disease, Hand-Schuller-Christian disease, Hartnup disease, Letterer-Siwe syndrome, Werdnig-Hoffmann disease, achromatic vision, acute leukemia, albinism, anemia, angiohemophilia, aplastic anemia, chronic leukemia, color blindness, cyclic neutropenia, cystic fibrosis, dichromatic vision, dysautonomia, erythrocytosis, hemoglobinopathy, hemophilia A, hemophilia B, hypochromic anemia, ichthyosis, infectious granuloma, iron deficiency anemia, leukemia, leukemic reticuloendotheliosis, macrocytic anemia, mongolianism, mongolism, mucoviscidosis, multiple myeloma, muscular dystrophy, myelogenous leukemia, neutropenia, pancreatic fibrosis, pernicious anemia, plasma cell leukemia, plasmacytoma, polycythemia, pseudoleukemia, purpura, purpura hemorrhagica, sickle-cell anemia, thalassemia, vascular hemophilia

Hemophilia \Hem`o*phil"i*a\ (h[=e]`m[.a]*f[i^]l"[i^]*[.a] or h[e^]m`[.a]*f[i^]l"[i^]*[.a]), n. [NL., fr. Gr. a"i^ma, blood + filei^n to love.] (Med.) A condition characterized by a tendency to profuse and uncontrollable hemorrhage from the slightest wounds; it is caused by an absence or abnormality of a clotting factor in the blood, and is a recessive genetic disease linked to the X-chromosome, and therefore usually occurs only in males; there are several specific forms. It may be treated by administering purified clotting factor. It was formerly termed {Hematophilia}. [1913 Webster +PJC]

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  • anemia: Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0
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  • hemophilia: Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0
  • hemophilia: The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.44

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