noun Pathology.
a disease of the lungs caused by inhaling iron or other metallic particles.

1875–80; < Greek sídēr(os) iron + -osis

siderotic [sid-uh-rot-ik] , adjective Unabridged
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siderosis (ˌsaɪdəˈrəʊsɪs)
1.  a lung disease caused by breathing in fine particles of iron or other metallic dust
2.  an excessive amount of iron in the blood or tissues

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siderosis sid·er·o·sis (sĭd'ə-rō'sĭs)

  1. Chronic inflammation of the lungs caused by excessive inhalation of dust containing iron salts or particles.

  2. Discoloration of an organ or a tissue by an iron pigment.

  3. An excess of iron in the blood.

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