Meaning of hemochromatosis

he•mo•chro•ma•to•sis

Pronunciation: (hē"mu-krō"mu-tō'sis, hem"u-), [key]
— n. Pathol.
  1. 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
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