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noun Pathology.
  1. 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
Related formssid·er·ot·ic [sid-uh-rot-ik] /ˌsɪd əˈrɒt ɪk/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for siderotic


  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
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Derived Formssiderotic (ˌsɪdəˈrɒtɪk), adjective
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siderotic in Medicine


  1. Pigmented by iron.
  2. Containing an excess of iron.
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  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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