hemochromatosis

noun
he·​mo·​chro·​ma·​to·​sis | \ ˌhē-mə-ˌkrō-mə-ˈtō-səs How to pronounce hemochromatosis (audio) \

Definition of hemochromatosis

: a hereditary disorder of metabolism involving the deposition of iron-containing pigments in the tissues that is characterized especially by joint or abdominal pain, weakness, and fatigue and that may lead to bronzing of the skin, arthritis, diabetes, cirrhosis, or heart disease if untreated

Examples of hemochromatosis in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Hereditary hemochromatosis is a disease of iron absorption. Dr. Keith Roach, oregonlive, 28 July 2021 The prologue sets the initial tone with five on-screen title cards, listing medical conditions and their definitions: arrhythmia, hemochromatosis, asthma, diabetes and paralysis. Tribune News Service, cleveland, 19 Nov. 2020 The prologue sets the initial tone with five on-screen title cards, listing medical conditions and their definitions: arrhythmia, hemochromatosis, asthma, diabetes and paralysis. Tribune News Service, cleveland, 19 Nov. 2020 The prologue sets the initial tone with five on-screen title cards, listing medical conditions and their definitions: arrhythmia, hemochromatosis, asthma, diabetes and paralysis. Tribune News Service, cleveland, 19 Nov. 2020 The prologue sets the initial tone with five on-screen title cards, listing medical conditions and their definitions: arrhythmia, hemochromatosis, asthma, diabetes and paralysis. Tribune News Service, cleveland, 19 Nov. 2020 The prologue sets the initial tone with five on-screen title cards, listing medical conditions and their definitions: arrhythmia, hemochromatosis, asthma, diabetes and paralysis. Tribune News Service, cleveland, 19 Nov. 2020 The prologue sets the initial tone with five on-screen title cards, listing medical conditions and their definitions: arrhythmia, hemochromatosis, asthma, diabetes and paralysis. Tribune News Service, cleveland, 19 Nov. 2020 The prologue sets the initial tone with five on-screen title cards, listing medical conditions and their definitions: arrhythmia, hemochromatosis, asthma, diabetes and paralysis. Tribune News Service, cleveland, 19 Nov. 2020 See More

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First Known Use of hemochromatosis

1899, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for hemochromatosis

New Latin, from hem- + chromat- + -osis

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hemochromatosis

noun
he·​mo·​chro·​ma·​to·​sis
variants: or chiefly British haemochromatosis \ ˌhē-​mə-​ˌkrō-​mə-​ˈtō-​səs How to pronounce hemochromatosis (audio) \
plural hemochromatoses\ -​ˌsēz How to pronounce hemochromatosis (audio) \

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

Other Words from hemochromatosis

hemochromatotic or chiefly British haemochromatotic \ -​ˈtät-​ik How to pronounce hemochromatosis (audio) \ adjective

More from Merriam-Webster on hemochromatosis

Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about hemochromatosis

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