von Willebrand's disease

noun
a form of hemophilia discovered by Erik von Willebrand; a genetic disorder that is inherited as an autosomal recessive trait; characterized by a deficiency of the coagulation factor and by mucosal bleeding
Hypernyms: ↑hemophilia, ↑haemophilia, ↑bleeder's disease

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