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hemochromatosis

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noun he·mo·chro·ma·to·sis \ˌhē-mə-ˌkrō-mə-ˈtō-səs\

Definition of hemochromatosis

  1. :  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


Medical Dictionary

hemochromatosis

noun he·mo·chro·ma·to·sis

Medical Definition of hemochromatosis

plural he·mo·chro·ma·to·ses \-ˌsēz\play

  1. :  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

  2. he·mo·chro·ma·tot·ic or chiefly British hae·mo·chro·ma·tot·ic \-ˈtät-ik\play adjective



Variants of hemochromatosis

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

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