hemosiderosis

noun
he·​mo·​sid·​er·​o·​sis
variants: or chiefly British haemosiderosis \ -​ˌsid-​ə-​ˈrō-​səs How to pronounce haemosiderosis (audio) \
plural hemosideroses\ -​ˌsēz How to pronounce hemosideroses (audio) \

Medical Definition of hemosiderosis

: excessive deposition of hemosiderin in bodily tissues as a result of the breakdown of red blood cells — compare hemochromatosis

Other Words from hemosiderosis

hemosiderotic or chiefly British haemosiderotic \ -​ˈrät-​ik How to pronounce haemosiderotic (audio) \ adjective

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