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hemosiderosis

noun he·mo·sid·er·o·sis
variants: or chiefly British haemosiderosis play \-ˌsid-ə-ˈrō-səs\

medical Definition of hemosiderosis

plural hemosideroses play \-ˌsēz\
:excessive deposition of hemosiderin in bodily tissues as a result of the breakdown of red blood cells — compare hemochromatosis

hemosiderotic

or chiefly British haemosiderotic play \-ˈrät-ik\ adjective

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