a disease of the lungs caused by inhaling iron or other metallic particles.
Origin of siderosis
1875–80; < Greek sídēr(os) iron + -osis
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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
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Pigmented by iron.
Containing an excess of iron.
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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