[ sat-er-niz-uhm ]
/ ˈsæt ərˌnɪz əm /
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THINK YOU’VE GOT A HANDLE ON THIS US STATE NICKNAME QUIZ?
Did you ever collect all those state quarters? Put them to good use on this quiz about curious state monikers and the facts around them.
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Mississippi’s nickname comes from the magnificent trees that grow there. What is it?
Origin of saturnism
1850–55; <Medieval Latin Sāturn(us) lead + -ism; in alchemy the planet was thought to have leadlike properties
Words nearby saturnism
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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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Medical definitions for saturnism
[ săt′ər-nĭz′əm ]
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