siderosis

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siderosis sid·er·o·sis (sĭd'ə-rō'sĭs)
n.

  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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