siderosis [sid-uh-roh-sis] Word Origin noun Pathology.

  1. 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

  1. a lung disease caused by breathing in fine particles of iron or other metallic dust
  2. an excessive amount of iron in the blood or tissues

Derived Formssiderotic (ˌsɪdəˈrɒtɪk), adjective siderosis in Medicine siderosis [sĭd′ə-rō′sĭs] n.

  1. Chronic inflammation of the lungs caused by excessive inhalation of dust containing iron salts or particles.
  2. Discoloration of an organ or a tissue by an iron pigment.
  3. An excess of iron in the blood.

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