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mercurialism

[ mer-kyoor-ee-uh-liz-uhm ]
/ mərˈkyʊər i əˌlɪz əm /
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noun Pathology.
poisoning by mercury.
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Origin of mercurialism

First recorded in 1820–30; mercurial + -ism
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British Dictionary definitions for mercurialism

mercurialism
/ (mɜːˈkjʊərɪəˌlɪzəm) /

noun
poisoning caused by chronic ingestion of mercury
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Medical definitions for mercurialism

mercurialism
[ mər-kyurē-ə-lĭz′əm ]

n.
mercury poisoning
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