Definition of ochronosis in English:

ochronosis

noun

Medicine
  • Abnormal brown pigmentation of tissue (especially cartilage and ligaments), specifically that resulting from the accumulation of a melanin-like pigment derived from homogentisic acid in the metabolic disorder alkaptonuria.

Origin

Mid 19th century. From German Ochronosis from ancient Greek ὠχρός pale yellow + νόσος disease + -osis.

Pronunciation

ochronosis

/ˌəʊkrə(ʊ)ˈnəʊsɪs/