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a disorder of iron metabolism with excess deposition of iron in the tissues, bronze skin pigmentation, cirrhosis of the liver, and diabetes mellitus; see also hemosiderosis and siderosis. Called also bronze diabetes and iron storage disease. adj., adj hemochromatot´ic.
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hematochromatosis(hem?a-to-kro?ma-to'sis) [? + chroma, color, + osis, condition] Hemochromatosis.
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