siderosis definition by Webster's New World
any disease of the lungs caused by the inhaling of particles of iron or other metal
Origin: ModL: see sidero- and amp; -osis
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- siderotic adjective
siderosis definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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Chronic inflammation of the lungs caused by excessive inhalation of dust containing iron salts or particles.
siderosis - Medical Definition
- Chronic inflammation of the lungs caused by excessive inhalation of dust containing iron salts or particles.
- Discoloration of an organ or a tissue by an iron pigment.
- An excess of iron in the blood.