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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- pathol another name for lead poisoning
C19: from New Latin sāturnismus; properties similar to those of lead were attributed to the planet
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