ochronosis

noun
ochro·​no·​sis | \ ˌō-krə-ˈnō-səs How to pronounce ochronosis (audio) \
plural ochronoses\ -​ˌsēz How to pronounce ochronosis (audio) \

Medical Definition of ochronosis

: a condition often associated with alkaptonuria and marked by pigment deposits in cartilages, ligaments, and tendons

Other Words from ochronosis

ochronotic \ -​ˈnät-​ik How to pronounce ochronosis (audio) \ adjective

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“Ochronosis.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/ochronosis. Accessed 25 Jul. 2021.

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