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saturnism

[sat-er-niz-uh m]
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noun Pathology.
  1. lead poisoning(def 1b).

Origin of saturnism

1850–55; < Medieval Latin Sāturn(us) lead + -ism; in alchemy the planet was thought to have leadlike properties
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British Dictionary definitions for saturnism

saturnism

noun
  1. pathol another name for lead poisoning

Word Origin

C19: from New Latin sāturnismus; properties similar to those of lead were attributed to the planet
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saturnism in Medicine

saturnism

(sătər-nĭz′əm)
n.
  1. lead poisoning