- 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.
Origin of hemochromatosis
Also called bronze diabetes.
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- A hereditary disorder of iron metabolism characterized by excessive accumulation of iron in tissues, diabetes mellitus, liver dysfunction, and a bronze skin pigmentation.bronzed disease
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