Siderosis

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siderosis

[‚sid·ə′rō·səs]
(medicine)
Pneumoconiosis due to prolonged inhalation of dust containing iron salt. Also known as arc-welder's disease.
(pathology)
The presence or concentration of stainable iron pigment in a tissue or organ.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Siderosis

 

in man, pneumoconiosis caused by the deposition of dust particles containing iron in the lungs.

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