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: any of several usually hereditary abnormalities of porphyrin metabolism characterized by excretion of excess porphyrins in the urine
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1923, in the meaning defined above
New Latin, from International Scientific Vocabulary porphyrin
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: 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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