Origin of siderosis

1875–80; < Greek sídēr(os) iron + -osis
Related formssid·er·ot·ic [sid-uh-rot-ik] /ˌsɪd əˈrɒt ɪk/, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

British Dictionary definitions for siderosis


  1. a lung disease caused by breathing in fine particles of iron or other metallic dust
  2. an excessive amount of iron in the blood or tissues
Derived Formssiderotic (ˌsɪdəˈrɒtɪk), adjective
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siderosis in Medicine


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