Hemochromatosis meaning

hēmə-krōmə-tōsĭs
A hereditary disorder affecting iron metabolism in which excessive amounts of iron accumulate in the body tissues. The disorder is characterized by diabetes mellitus, liver dysfunction, and a bronze pigmentation of the skin.
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A disorder of iron metabolism, characterized by a bronze-colored skin pigmentation, liver dysfunction, an excess of iron in organs, and diabetes mellitus.
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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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(pathology) A metabolic disorder causing iron deposits in the body, also called bronze diabetes.
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Origin of hemochromatosis

  • From hemo- (“blood”) +‎ chromat- (“color”) +‎ -osis (“disease”), from the changing color of blood affected by the disorder.

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