1. hemochromatosis

noun. 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.


  • acquired hemochromatosis
  • iron-storage disease
  • idiopathic hemochromatosis
  • bronzed diabetes
  • iron overload
  • pathology


  • -osis (English)
  • chromat- (English)
  • hemo- (English)

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Sentences with hemochromatosis

1. Noun, singular or mass
Although there are several types of blood tests that are used to identify iron levels in the body, a liver biopsy is the most accurate test for diagnosing hemochromatosis.

2. Verb, past participle
If you have hemochromatosis, a condition that causes your body to store too much iron, high intakes of vitamin C could make your condition worse and damage your tissues.