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saturnism Line breaks: sat¦urn|ism
Pronunciation: /ˈsatənɪz(ə)m/

Definition of saturnism in English:

noun

Archaic term for lead poisoning.

Derivatives

saturnic

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Pronunciation: /səˈtəːnɪk/
adjective

Origin

Mid 19th century: from Saturn in the obsolete alchemical sense 'lead' + -ism.

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