1. A form of pneumoconiosis due to the presence of iron dust. 2. Discoloration of any part by disposition 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]
- pulmonary s. SYN: pneumoconiosis siderotica.

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sid·er·o·sis .sid-ə-'rō-səs n, pl -o·ses -.sēz also -o·sis·es
1) pneumoconiosis occurring in iron workers from inhalation of particles of iron
2) deposit of iron pigment in a bodily tissue

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the deposition of iron oxide dust in the lungs, occurring in silver finishers, arc welders, and haematite miners. Iron oxide itself is inert, but pulmonary fibrosis may develop if fibrogenic dusts such as silica are also inhaled.

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sid·er·o·sis (sid″ər-oґsis) 1. a benign type of pneumoconiosis caused by the inhalation of iron particles; it usually becomes serious only when combined with silicosis (see siderosilicosis). Called also pneumoconiosis siderotica and pulmonary s. 2. hyperferremia. hemosiderosis.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • Siderosis — Sid e*ro sis, n.[NL., fr. Gr. ??? iron.] (Med.) A sort of pneumonia occuring in iron workers, produced by the inhalation of particles of iron. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Siderōsis — (griech.), die durch Einatmung von Eisenpartikelchen erzeugte Krankheit (s. Staubeinatmungskrankheiten); auch die durch Eindringen eines Eisensplitters in den Augapfel herbeigeführte, mit Verfärbung der Regenbogenhaut einhergehende Verbreitung… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Siderosis — Siderōsis (grch.), s. Staubinhalationskrankheiten …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

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  • siderosis — [sid΄ə rō′sis] n. [ModL: see SIDERO 1 & OSIS] any disease of the lungs caused by the inhaling of particles of iron or other metal siderotic [sid΄ərrät′ik] adj …   English World dictionary

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  • Siderosis — Infobox Disease Name = PAGENAME Caption = Iron DiseasesDB = ICD10 = ICD10|J|63|4|j|60 ICD9 = ICD9|503 ICDO = OMIM = MedlinePlus = eMedicineSubj = eMedicineTopic = MeshID = D012806 Siderosis is the deposition of iron in tissue.When used without… …   Wikipedia

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