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scillism

[ sil-iz-uhm ]
/ ˈsɪl ɪz əm /
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noun Pathology.
poisoning by squill, characterized by vomiting, slow pulse, cardiac arrhythmia, and ventricular fibrillation.
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Origin of scillism

<Latin scill(a) squill + -ism
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