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he·mo·chro·ma·to·sis

 (hē′mə-krō′mə-tō′sĭs)
n.
A condition, usually hereditary, in which excessive amounts of iron accumulate in body tissues, characterized by fatigue, joint pain, and bronze or gray pigmentation of the skin, and if untreated, leading to complications such as liver dysfunction and diabetes mellitus.
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he•mo•chro•ma•to•sis

(ˌhi məˌkroʊ məˈtoʊ sɪs)

n.
a disorder of iron metabolism manifested by bronzed skin due to excessive iron absorption, leading to joint pain, diabetes, and liver damage if iron concentration is not reduced.
[1895–1900; hemo- + Greek chrōmat-, s. of chrôma color + -osis]
he`mo•chro`ma•tot′ic (-ˈtɒt ɪk) adj.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hemochromatosis - pathology in which iron accumulates in the tissues; characterized by bronzed skin and enlarged liver and diabetes mellitus and abnormalities of the pancreas and the joints
pathology - any deviation from a healthy or normal condition
classic hemochromatosis, idiopathic hemochromatosis - inherited form of hemochromatosis
acquired hemochromatosis - hemochromatosis resulting from repeated transfusions or from excessive intake of foods containing iron
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he·mo·chro·ma·to·sis

[MIM*235200]
n. hemocromatosis, trastorno del metabolismo férrico acompañado por exceso de depósitos de hierro en los tejidos que causa anomalías de pigmentación de la piel, cirrosis hepática y diabetes.
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hemochromatosis

n hemocromatosis f
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