Plumbism meaning

plŭmbĭzəm
Chronic lead poisoning.
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Chronic lead poisoning.
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(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.
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Origin of plumbism

  • From Latin plumbum lead

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition