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saturnism

[sat-er-niz-uh m] /ˈsæt ərˌnɪz əm/
noun, Pathology
1.
lead poisoning (def 1b).
Origin
1850-1855
1850-55; < Medieval Latin Sāturn(us) lead + -ism; in alchemy the planet was thought to have leadlike properties
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British Dictionary definitions for saturnism

saturnism

/ˈsætəˌnɪzəm/
noun
1.
(pathol) another name for lead poisoning
Word Origin
C19: from New Latin sāturnismus; properties similar to those of lead were attributed to the planet
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saturnism in Medicine

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

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