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(är-jĭrē-ə, -jīrē-ə)
  1. A slate-gray or bluish discoloration of the skin and deep tissues due to the deposit of insoluble albuminate of silver.argyrism
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Related formsar•gyric adj.
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  • Argyria is the term applied to the slate-like discoloration which follows the prolonged administration of silver nitrate.

    Essentials of Diseases of the Skin

    Henry Weightman Stelwagon

  • Chronic nitrate of silver poisoning is characterized by argyria.