(medicine) A diseased condition, produced by the absorption of lead, common among workers in this metal or in its compounds, as among painters, typesetters, etc. It is characterized by various symptoms, as lead colic, lead line, and wrist drop.
Origin of plumbism
From Latin plumbumlead
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
Plumbism Sentence Examples
As a rule the soluble salts if taken in sufficient quantities produce acute poisoning, and the insoluble salts chronic plumbism.
More rarely the action is continuous, and the water after being passed through lead cisterns and pipes produces lead poisoning - so called " plumbism."
For an account of chronic plumbism see Lead Poisoning.