[ hee-muh-kroh-muh-toh-sis, hem-uh- ]
/ ˌhi məˌkroʊ məˈtoʊ sɪs, ˌhɛm ə- /
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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.



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Also called bronze di·a·be·tes, bronzed di·a·be·tes .

Origin of hemochromatosis

First recorded in 1895–1900; hemo- + chromat- + -osis. The variant bronze diabetes was first recorded in 1885–90

OTHER WORDS FROM hemochromatosis

he·mo·chro·ma·tot·ic [hee-moh-kroh-muh-tot-ik, hem-oh-], /ˌhi moʊˌkroʊ məˈtɒt ɪk, ˌhɛm oʊ-/, adjective
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Medical definitions for hemochromatosis

[ hē′mə-krō′mə-tōsĭs ]


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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