plumbism

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From Latin plumbum (lead) + -ism.

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plumbism (uncountable)

  1. (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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