siderosis

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n siderosis fibrosis of the lung caused by iron dust; occurs among welders and other metal workers
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Siderosis (Med) A sort of pneumonia occuring in iron workers, produced by the inhalation of particles of iron.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n siderosis Pneumonoconiosis in which the particles are metallic, especially iron.
    • n siderosis A deposition of iron pigment in any of the tissues of the body.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
NL., fr. Gr. iron

Usage


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