plumbism
noun Etymology: Latin plumbum lead Date: 1876 lead poisoning especially when chronic

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  • Plumbism — Plum bism, n. [From {Plumbum}.] (Med.) 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,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • plumbism — [plum′biz΄əm] n. [< L plumbum, LEAD2 (see PLUMB) + ISM] LEAD POISONING …   English World dictionary

  • plumbism — /plum biz euhm/, n. Pathol. See lead poisoning (def. 1b). [1875 80; < L plumb(um) lead + ISM] * * * …   Universalium

  • plumbism — noun 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 …   Wiktionary

  • plumbism — SYN: lead poisoning. [L. plumbum, lead] * * * plum·bism pləm .biz əm n LEAD POISONING esp chronic lead poisoning * * * n. lead poisoning. See lead. * * * plum·bism (plumґbiz …   Medical dictionary

  • plumbism — plum·bism || plÊŒmbɪzm n. lead poisoning …   English contemporary dictionary

  • plumbism — [ plʌmbɪz(ə)m] noun technical acute or chronic poisoning due to the absorption of lead into the body …   English new terms dictionary

  • plumbism — plum·bism …   English syllables

  • plumbism — n. lead poisoning. See: lead1 …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • plumbism — plum•bism [[t]ˈplʌm bɪz əm[/t]] n. pat lead poisoning • Etymology: 1875–80; < L plumb(um) lead + ism …   From formal English to slang

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