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hemochromatosis

noun he·mo·chro·ma·to·sis

Medical Definition of hemochromatosis

plural hemochromatoses \-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

hemochromatotic or chiefly British haemochromatotic \-ˈtät-ik\play adjective


Variants of hemochromatosis

or chiefly British haemochromatosis \ˌhē-mə-ˌkrō-mə-ˈtō-səs\play

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