siderosis

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sid·er·o·sis

 (sĭd′ə-rō′sĭs)
n.
Chronic inflammation of the lungs caused by excessive inhalation of dust containing iron salts or particles.

siderosis

(ˌsaɪdəˈrəʊsɪs)
n
1. (Pathology) a lung disease caused by breathing in fine particles of iron or other metallic dust
2. (Pathology) an excessive amount of iron in the blood or tissues
siderotic adj

sid•er•o•sis

(ˌsɪd əˈroʊ sɪs)

n.
a disease of the lungs caused by inhaling iron or other metallic particles.
[1875–80; < Greek sídēr(os) iron + -osis]
sid`er•ot′ic (-ˈrɒt ɪk) adj.

siderosis

1. a disease caused by the inhalation of iron particles.
2. an abnormal amount of iron deposits in the body.
See also: Disease and Illness
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.siderosis - fibrosis of the lung caused by iron dust; occurs among welders and other metal workers
pneumoconiosis, pneumonoconiosis - chronic respiratory disease caused by inhaling metallic or mineral particles
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Cirrhosis itself can result in hepatic siderosis, and the degree of iron deposition can be highly variable from one nodule to the next and within individual nodules.
A reappraisal of hepatic siderosis in patients with end-stage cirrhosis: practical implications for the diagnosis of hemochromatosis.