Meaning of hemochromatosis
Pronunciation: (hē"mu-krō"mu-tō'sis, hem"u-), [key]
— n. Pathol.
- a rare metabolic disorder characterized by a bronzed skin, cirrhosis, and severe diabetes, caused by the deposit in tissue, esp. of the liver and pancreas, of hemosiderin and other pigments containing iron. Also called
- hemochromatosis (Thesaurus)