Medical Dictionary


noun he·mo·chro·ma·to·sis
plural he·mo·chro·ma·to·ses \-ˌsēz\

Medical Definition of HEMOCHROMATOSIS

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


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


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