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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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haemophiliachae‧mo‧phil‧i‧ac British English, hemophiliac American English /ˌhiːməˈfɪliæk/ noun [countable]  MIa person who suffers from haemophilia
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haemophiliacThere are more than 1,000 haemophiliacs and nearly 100 others who received contaminated blood transfusions.His brother Roy, who is also a haemophiliac, was accused earlier this year of deliberately infecting women with the virus.It should be possible to identify every haemophiliac who received clotting factors from the donated plasma.Surely she accepts that the Government were right to provide compensation for haemophiliacs who became infected through contaminated blood factor 8.We made a difficult decision, and provided a generous settlement for haemophiliacs.Does she agree that haemophiliacs and others who are given contaminated blood transfusions receive them from the national health service?At court, Rasputin's influence grew after his beneficial intervention in the treatment of their haemophiliac son.Risk to haemophiliacs was thereby sharply reduced.
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