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porphyria

noun por·phyr·ia \pr-ˈfir-ē-ə\

Definition of PORPHYRIA

:  any of several usually hereditary abnormalities of porphyrin metabolism characterized by excretion of excess porphyrins in the urine

Origin of PORPHYRIA

New Latin, from International Scientific Vocabulary porphyrin
First Known Use: 1923

porphyria

noun por·phyr·ia \pr-ˈfir-ē-ə\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of PORPHYRIA

:  any of several usually hereditary abnormalities of porphyrin metabolism characterized by excretion of excess porphyrins in the urine and by extreme sensitivity to light

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