[sat-er-niz-uh m]

noun Pathology.

Origin of saturnism

1850–55; < Medieval Latin Sāturn(us) lead + -ism; in alchemy the planet was thought to have leadlike properties Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for saturnism



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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saturnism in Medicine




lead poisoning
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