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por•phyr•i•a



Pronunciation: (pôr-fēr'ē-u, -fī'rē-u), [key]
n. Pathol.
a defect of blood pigment metabolism in which porphyrins are produced in excess, are present in the blood, and are found in the urine. Also called hematoporphyria.

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