A layman's term for a person with haemophilia, a genetic disorder in which certain clotting factors in the blood are not produced. Severe forms of the disease may give rise to the "profuse or uncontrollable bleeding" mentioned in Webster.

Bleed"er (?), n. Med. (a)

One who, or that which, draws blood.

(b)

One in whom slight wounds give rise to profuse or uncontrollable bleeding.

<-- hemophiliac. -->

 

© Webster 1913.

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