hemosiderosis

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

Medical Definition of hemosiderosis 

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

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