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haemochromatosis

Line breaks: haemo|chroma|tosis
Pronunciation: /ˌhiːmə(ʊ)ˌkrəʊməˈtəʊsɪs
 
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(US hemochromatosis)

Definition of haemochromatosis in English:

noun

[mass noun] Medicine
A hereditary disorder in which iron salts are deposited in the tissues, leading to liver damage, diabetes mellitus, and bronze discoloration of the skin.
Example sentences
  • Other signs of hereditary hemochromatosis include diabetes, a weak heart, and problems with glands or joints.
  • If left untreated, however, hereditary hemochromatosis can lead to damaging or even fatal iron overload.
  • Finally, he visits a new doctor who diagnoses him with hereditary hemochromatosis, a genetic disorder common among people of Northern European descent.

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