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phosphorism

[ fos-fuh-riz-uhm ]
/ ˈfɒs fəˌrɪz əm /
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noun Pathology.

chronic phosphorus poisoning.

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Origin of phosphorism

First recorded in 1780–90; phosphor- + -ism
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British Dictionary definitions for phosphorism

phosphorism
/ (ˈfɒsfəˌrɪzəm) /

noun

poisoning caused by prolonged exposure to phosphorus
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Medical definitions for phosphorism

phosphorism
[ fŏsfə-rĭz′əm ]

n.

Chronic phosphorus poisoning.
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