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saturnism

[ sat-er-niz-uhm ]
/ ˈsæt ərˌnɪz əm /
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noun Pathology.

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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
/ (ˈsætəˌnɪzəm) /

noun

pathol another name for lead poisoning

Word Origin for saturnism

C19: from New Latin sāturnismus; properties similar to those of lead were attributed to the planet
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Medical definitions for saturnism

saturnism
[ sătər-nĭz′əm ]

n.

lead poisoning
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