porphyria

noun por·phyr·ia \ pȯr-ˈfir-ē-ə \

Definition of porphyria

: any of several usually hereditary abnormalities of porphyrin metabolism characterized by excretion of excess porphyrins in the urine

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Origin and Etymology of porphyria

New Latin, from International Scientific Vocabulary porphyrin


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porphyria

noun por·phyr·ia \ pȯr-ˈfir-ē-ə \

medical Definition of porphyria

: 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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