siderosis

[ sid-uh-roh-sis ]
/ ˌsɪd əˈroʊ sɪs /

noun Pathology.

a disease of the lungs caused by inhaling iron or other metallic particles.

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Origin of siderosis

1875–80; < Greek sídēr(os) iron + -osis

OTHER WORDS FROM siderosis

sid·er·ot·ic [sid-uh-rot-ik] /ˌsɪd əˈrɒt ɪk/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for siderosis

siderosis
/ (ˌsaɪdəˈrəʊsɪs) /

noun

a lung disease caused by breathing in fine particles of iron or other metallic dust
an excessive amount of iron in the blood or tissues

Derived forms of siderosis

siderotic (ˌsɪdəˈrɒtɪk), adjective
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Medical definitions for siderosis

siderosis
[ sĭd′ə-rōsĭs ]

n.

Chronic inflammation of the lungs caused by excessive inhalation of dust containing iron salts or particles.
Discoloration of an organ or a tissue by an iron pigment.
An excess of iron in the blood.
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