siderosis [sid-uh-roh-sis] Word Origin noun Pathology.
- a disease of the lungs caused by inhaling iron or other metallic particles.
Origin of siderosis 1875–80; Greek sídēr(os) iron + -osis Related formssid·er·ot·ic [sid-uh-rot-ik] /ˌsɪd əˈrɒt ɪk/, adjective British Dictionary definitions for siderosis siderosis noun
- a lung disease caused by breathing in fine particles of iron or other metallic dust
- an excessive amount of iron in the blood or tissues
Derived Formssiderotic (ˌsɪdəˈrɒtɪk), adjective siderosis in Medicine siderosis [sĭd′ə-rō′sĭs] n.
- 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.