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porphyria

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noun por·phyr·ia \pȯr-ˈfir-ē-ə\

Definition of porphyria

  1. :  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


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porphyria

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noun por·phyr·ia \pȯr-ˈfir-ē-ə\

Medical Definition of porphyria

  1. :  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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