- (with the long stem of hemat-) haematochromatosis, hæmatochromatosis, hematochromatosis
- (with the short stem of hem-) haemochromatosis, hæmochromatosis
- (Received Pronunciation) enPR: hē'mōkrō'mətōʹsĭs, IPA(key): /ˌhiːmə(ʊ)ˌkɹəʊməˈtəʊsɪs/
- Rhymes: -əʊsɪs
- Hyphenation: he‧mo‧chro‧ma‧to‧sis
- (medicine) A metabolic disorder causing iron deposits in the body, also called bronze diabetes.
- 2001, Arthur Allen, “Who Owns My Disease?”, in Mother Jones:
- Sometimes, it’s not the potential for big profits that restricts access to a gene test, but just the opposite-lack of commercial incentive. In 1996, a Stanford University research team found the gene for hemochromatosis, a little-known disease in which the blood absorbs abnormally high levels of iron from the diet.
- 2005, Michael Rosenwald, “Will You Be Able to Predict—And Prevent—Your Disease?”, in Popular Science, volume 267, number 3, page 63:
- She flips another page and says, “Oh, now this is interesting.” Apparently I carry one of the two genetic mutations required to develop hemochromatosis, an iron-overload disorder that destroys the liver.
- 2012, Mohammadali M. Shoja; R. Shane Tubbs; Alireza Ghaffari; Marios Loukas; Paul S. Agutter, “Rethinking the Origin of Chronic Diseases”, in BioScience, volume 62, number 5, Oxford UP, DOI:10.1525/bio.2012.62.5.8, page 470:
- Even if the two diseases in such a pair are clinically dissimilar, the primary pathophysiological events could overlap substantially (e.g., increased intestinal iron absorption in nutritional anemia and hemochromatosis).