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hemochromatosis

[hee-muh-kroh-muh-toh-sis, hem-uh-]
noun Pathology.
  1. 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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Origin of hemochromatosis

First recorded in 1895–1900; hemo- + chromat- + -osis
Also called bronze diabetes.
Related formshe·mo·chro·ma·tot·ic [hee-moh-kroh-muh-tot-ik, hem-oh-] /ˌhi moʊˌkroʊ məˈtɒt ɪk, ˌhɛm oʊ-/, adjective
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hemochromatosis in Medicine

hemochromatosis

(hē′mə-krō′mə-tōsĭs)
n.
  1. 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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