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Meaning of porphyria

por•phyr•i•a

Pronunciation: (pôr-fēr'ē-u, -fī'rē-u), [key]
— n. Pathol.
  1. 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
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