|a. derogatory a despicable person: a rotten bleeder|
|b. any person; fellow: where's the bleeder gone?|
|2.||pathol a nontechnical name for a haemophiliac|
|a resistor connected across the output terminals of a power supply in order to improve voltage regulation and to discharge filter capacitors|
bleeder bleed·er (blē'dər)
A person, such as a hemophiliac, who bleeds freely or is subject to frequent hemorrhages.
A blood vessel from which there is uncontrolled bleeding.
A blood vessel severed by trauma or surgery that requires cautery or ligature to arrest the flow of blood.
A person who draws blood from another; a phlebotomist.