Pronunciation: (hē"mu-krō"mu-tō'sis, hem"u-), Strict Standards: Non-static method FenSites::linkTo() should not be called statically in /site/html/dictionary/hemochromatosis.html on line 79 [key]
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 bronze diabetes.
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