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Definition of Ochronosis

Ochronosis: 1. Deposition of dark pigment in connective tissues, usually due to alkaptonuria or exposure to chemicals such as phenolic compounds or hydroquinone.
2. Sometimes used as a synonym for alkaptonuria.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 6/14/2012

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