1. porphyria

noun. a genetic abnormality of metabolism causing abdominal pains and mental confusion.


  • inherited disease
  • genetic abnormality
  • hereditary condition
  • genetic disorder
  • genetic disease
  • inherited disorder
  • hereditary disease
  • genetic defect

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Example sentences of the word porphyria

1. Noun, singular or mass
If you have sun sensitivity due to the cutanea tarda form of porphyria, you should avoid consuming alcohol.

2. Verb, base form
Increasing your beta-carotene intake is particularly helpful if you have photosensitivity due to porphyria or PLEs.

3. Noun, plural
Although the types of porphyria are different, a deficiency in one of the enzymes needed to make heme makes them part of the same family of disorders.