argyria ar·gyr·i·a (är-jĭr'ē-ə, -jī'rē-ə)
A slate-gray or bluish discoloration of the skin and deep tissues due to the deposit of insoluble albuminate of silver. Also called argyrism.
argyria is the term applied to the slate-like discoloration which follows the prolonged administration of silver nitrate.
Chronic nitrate of silver poisoning is characterized by argyria.