saturnism

saturnism

[sat-er-niz-uhm]
noun Pathology.
lead poisoning ( def 1b ).

Origin:
1850–55; < Medieval Latin Sāturn(us) lead + -ism; in alchemy the planet was thought to have leadlike properties

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saturnism (ˈsætəˌnɪzəm)
 
n
pathol another name for lead poisoning
 
[C19: from New Latin sāturnismus; properties similar to those of lead were attributed to the planet]

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saturnism sat·urn·ism (sāt'ər-nĭz'əm)
n.
See lead poisoning.

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