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brass founder's fever


Definition: an occupational disease, characterized by malarialike symptoms, due to inhalation of particles and fumes of metallic oxides. Fumes are formed by evaporation at high temperature and condensation in air into fine particles.

Synonym(s): brass founder's ague, foundryman's fever, metal fume fever, zinc fume fever

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