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siderosis

Pronunciation: sid'er-o'sis

Definition:

  1. A form of pneumoconiosis due to the presence of iron dust.
  2. Discoloration of any part by desposition of a pigment containing iron; usually called hemosiderosis.
  3. An excess of iron in the circulating blood.
  4. Degeneration of the retina, lens, and uvea as a result of the deposition of intraocular iron.

[sidero- + G. -osis, condition]

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