phosphorism

phosphorism

[fos-fuh-riz-uhm]
noun Pathology.
chronic phosphorus poisoning.

Origin:
1780–90; phosphor- + -ism

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phosphorism (ˈfɒsfəˌrɪzəm)
 
n
poisoning caused by prolonged exposure to phosphorus

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phosphorism phos·pho·rism (fŏs'fə-rĭz'əm)
n.
Chronic phosphorus poisoning.

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