• Definition for "ochronosis"
    • An autosomal-recessive metabolic condition which causes an excess…
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  • Sentence for "ochronosis"
    • Alkaptonuria (also known as ochronosis) is…
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  • Medical Dictionary for "ochronosis"
    • 1. Deposition of dark pigment in…
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ochronosis definition

  • noun:
    • An autosomal-recessive metabolic condition which causes an excess of homogentisic acid, resulting in adverse coloration, calcification, and infection of cartilaginous and relevant tissue throughout the human body.
    • a build up of dark pigment in cartilage and other connective muscle; typically an indicator of alkaptonuria or phenol poisoning
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