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porphyria

Pronunciation: por-fir'e-a

Definition: A group of disorders involving heme biosynthesis, characterized by excessive excretion of porphyrins or their precursors; may be inherited or acquired, as from the effects of certain chemical agents (hexachlorobenzene).

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