Origin of hemochromatosishemo- + chromat(o)- + -osis
(countable and uncountable, plural hemochromatoses)
- (pathology) a metabolic disorder causing iron deposits in the body, also called bronze diabetes
From hemo- (“blood”) + chromat- (“color”) + -osis (“disease”), from the changing color of blood affected by the disorder.
hemochromatosis - Medical Definition