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Definition: 'Siderosis'

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siderosis

Type: Term

Pronunciation: sid′ĕr-ō′sis

Definitions:
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.



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