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acquired

[ə′kwīrd]
(biology)
Not present at birth, but developed by an individual in response to the environment and not subject to hereditary transmission.
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IPI-120 can reduce, stop bleeding, treat infection and could help patients with genetic and acquired bleeding disorders.
Age of onset of bleeding and family history can be used to distinguish between a congenital and an acquired bleeding disorder.
Acquired bleeding disorders: The impact of health problems in the developing world.