Accumulation of hemosiderin in tissue, particularly in liver and spleen. See hemochromatosis. [hemosiderin + -osis, condition]
- idiopathic pulmonary h. repeated sudden attacks of dyspnea and hemoptysis leading to diffuse pulmonary h., seen most commonly in children; of unknown cause, but some cases may be associated with Goodpasture syndrome. SYN: Ceelen-Gellerstedt syndrome.
- nutritional h. a disease that results from ingestion of iron in foodstuffs prepared in iron vessels.

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he·mo·sid·er·o·sis or chiefly Brit hae·mo·sid·er·o·sis -.sid-ə-'rō-səs n, pl -o·ses -.sēz excessive deposition of hemosiderin in bodily tissues as a result of the breakdown of red blood cells compare HEMOCHROMATOSIS
he·mo·sid·er·ot·ic or chiefly Brit hae·mo·sid·er·ot·ic -'rät-ik adj

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he·mo·sid·er·o·sis (he″mo-sid″ər-oґsis) a focal or general increase in tissue iron stores without associated tissue damage; called also siderosis. Cf. hemochromatosis.

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