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plumbism

Syllabification: plum·bism
Pronunciation: /ˈpləmˌbizəm
 
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Definition of plumbism in English:

noun

Technical term for lead poisoning.
Example sentences
  • Occult lead poisoning is a difficult diagnosis to make in a primary care setting because the symptoms of plumbism are nonspecific.
  • Pediatric plumbism was rarely diagnosed, however, the victims of this ‘silent epidemic’ going to their graves as cases of meningitis, polio, or convulsions.
  • All patients recognized to have plumbism warrant immediate environmental intervention.

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