Definition of porphyric in US English:

porphyric

noun

Medicine
  • A person affected with porphyria.

adjective

Medicine
  • Of, relating to, or affected with porphyria.

adjective

Geology
  • Porphyritic.

Origin

1930s; earliest use found in Acta Medica Scandinavica. From porphyria + -ic<br>early 19th century; earliest use found in John Hodgson (1779–1845), antiquary. From porphyry + -ic. Compare post-classical Latin porphyricus, French porphyrique, Italian porfirico.

Pronunciation

porphyric

/pɔːˈfɪrɪk/