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painter's colic

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noun
  1. Pathology. lead poisoning causing intense intestinal pain.

Origin of painter's colic

First recorded in 1815–25
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British Dictionary definitions for painter's colic

painter's colic

noun
  1. pathol another name for lead colic

Word Origin

C19: so called because it frequently affected people who worked with lead-based paints or similar substances
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painter's colic in Medicine

painter's colic

(pāntərz)
n.
  1. Chronic intestinal pains and constipation caused by lead poisoning.
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