from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A hereditary disorder affecting iron metabolism in which excessive amounts of iron accumulate in the body tissues. The disorder is characterized by diabetes mellitus, liver dysfunction, and a bronze pigmentation of the skin.
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- n. a metabolic disorder causing iron deposits in the body, also called bronze diabetes
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A condition, associated with extensive blood-destruction, in which a deposition of hematogenous pigment occurs in the liver and other organs. The pigment usually found is hemosiderin.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. pathology in which iron accumulates in the tissues; characterized by bronzed skin and enlarged liver and diabetes mellitus and abnormalities of the pancreas and the joints
From hemo- (“blood”) + chromat- (“color”) + -osis (“disease”), from the changing color of blood affected by the disorder. (Wiktionary)