hemochromatosis


he·mo·chro·ma·to·sis

noun \ˌhē-mə-ˌkrō-mə-ˈtō-səs\

Definition of HEMOCHROMATOSIS

:  a hereditary disorder of metabolism involving the deposition of iron-containing pigments in the tissues that is characterized especially by joint or abdominal pain, weakness, and fatigue and that may lead to bronzing of the skin, arthritis, diabetes, cirrhosis, or heart disease if untreated

Origin of HEMOCHROMATOSIS

New Latin, from hem- + chromat- + -osis
First Known Use: 1899

he·mo·chro·ma·to·sis

noun    (Medical Dictionary)
plural he·mo·chro·ma·to·ses \-ˌsēz\

Medical Definition of HEMOCHROMATOSIS

: a hereditary disorder of metabolism that involves the deposition of iron-containing pigments in the tissues, is characterized especially by joint or abdominal pain, weakness, and fatigue, may lead to bronzing of the skin, arthritis, diabetes, cirrhosis, or heart disease if untreated, and typically affects men more often than women—compare hemosiderosis
he·mo·chro·ma·tot·ic or chiefly British hae·mo·chro·ma·tot·ic \-ˈtät-ik\ adjective

Variants of HEMOCHROMATOSIS

he·mo·chro·ma·to·sis or chiefly British hae·mo·chro·ma·to·sis \ˌhē-mə-ˌkrō-mə-ˈtō-səs\

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