What is the correct pronounciation of Porphyria?

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ms-mcgregor eNotes educator| Certified Educator

There are two accepted pronounciations. The preferred pronounciation of Por·phyr·i·a is "pawr-feer-ee-uh". It can also be pronounced "pawr-fahy-ree-uh"

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robertwilliam eNotes educator| Certified Educator

It's "por-fir-ee-aa", though sometimes mispronounced "por-fye-ree-aa". The word derives from the Greek for "purple".