[ sat-er-niz-uh m ]
/ ˈsæt ərˌnɪz əm /
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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
/ (ˈsætəˌnɪzəm) /
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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Medicine definitions for saturnism
[ săt′ər-nĭz′əm ]
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