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[hee-muh-kroh-muh-toh-sis, hem-uh-] /ˌhi məˌkroʊ məˈtoʊ sɪs, ˌhɛm ə-/
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 of hemochromatosis
First recorded in 1895-1900; hemo- + chromat- + -osis
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[hee-moh-kroh-muh-tot-ik, hem-oh-] /ˌhi moʊˌkroʊ məˈtɒt ɪk, ˌhɛm oʊ-/ (Show IPA),
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Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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hemochromatosis in Medicine

hemochromatosis he·mo·chro·ma·to·sis (hē'mə-krō'mə-tō'sĭs)
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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