[ sid-uh-roh-sis ]
/ ˌsɪd əˈroʊ sɪs /
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 siderosissid·er·ot·ic [sid-uh-rot-ik] /ˌsɪd əˈrɒt ɪk/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for siderosis
/ (ˌsaɪdəˈrəʊsɪs) /
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 siderosissiderotic (ˌsɪdəˈrɒtɪk), adjective
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Medical definitions for siderosis
[ sĭd′ə-rō′sĭs ]
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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