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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
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Origin of PORPHYRIA

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

noun por·phyr·ia \pr-ˈfir-ē-ə\

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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