[ pluhm-biz-uhm ]
/ ˈplʌm bɪz əm /
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Origin of plumbism
1875–80; <Latin plumb(um) lead + -ism
Words nearby plumbism
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How to use plumbism in a sentence
As a rule the soluble salts if taken in sufficient quantities produce acute poisoning, and the insoluble salts chronic plumbism.
Now comes the revelation of wide-spread plumbism, or "potters' palsy," among workers in the potteries.
British Dictionary definitions for plumbism
/ (ˈplʌmˌbɪzəm) /
chronic lead poisoning
Word Origin for plumbism
C19: from Latin plumbum lead
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Medical definitions for plumbism
[ plŭm′bĭz′əm ]
Chronic lead poisoning.
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