[ sid-uh-roh-sis ]
/ ˌsɪd əˈroʊ sɪs /

noun Pathology.

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

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. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for siderotic


/ (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 Formssiderotic (ˌsɪdəˈrɒtɪk), adjective
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Medicine definitions for siderotic (1 of 2)


[ sĭd′ə-rŏtĭk ]


Pigmented by iron.
Containing an excess of iron.

Medicine definitions for siderotic (2 of 2)


[ sĭd′ə-rōsĭs ]


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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