plumbism

plumbism

[pluhm-biz-uhm]
noun Pathology.
lead poisoning ( def 1b ).

Origin:
1875–80; < Latin plumb(um) lead + -ism

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plumbism (ˈplʌmˌbɪzəm)
 
n
chronic lead poisoning
 
[C19: from Latin plumbum lead]

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plumbism plum·bism (plŭm'bĭz'əm)
n.
Chronic lead poisoning.

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