hemochromatosis

noun he·mo·chro·ma·to·sis \ ˌhē-mə-ˌkrō-mə-ˈtō-səs \
Updated on: 22 Nov 2017

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

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Origin and Etymology of hemochromatosis

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


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hemochromatosis

noun he·mo·chro·ma·to·sis
variants: or chiefly British haemochromatosis play \ˌhē-mə-ˌkrō-mə-ˈtō-səs\

medical Definition of hemochromatosis

plural hemochromatoses play \-ˌsēz\
: 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 play \-ˈtät-ik\ adjective

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