Hemochromatoses

hemochromatosis

[hee-muh-kroh-muh-toh-sis, hem-uh-]
noun Pathology.
a rare metabolic disorder characterized by a bronzed skin, cirrhosis, and severe diabetes, caused by the deposit in tissue, especially of the liver and pancreas, of hemosiderin and other pigments containing iron.
Also called bronze diabetes.


Origin:
1895–1900; hemo- + chromat- + -osis

hemochromatotic [hee-moh-kroh-muh-tot-ik, hem-oh-] , adjective
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hemochromatosis he·mo·chro·ma·to·sis (hē'mə-krō'mə-tō'sĭs)
n.
A hereditary disorder of iron metabolism characterized by excessive accumulation of iron in tissues, diabetes mellitus, liver dysfunction, and a bronze skin pigmentation. Also called bronzed disease.

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