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- technical term for lead poisoning
- ‘On his admission to our hospital, a suspicion of plumbism was formed.’
- ‘All patients recognized to have plumbism warrant immediate environmental intervention.’
- ‘Pediatric plumbism was rarely diagnosed, however, the victims of this ‘silent epidemic’ going to their graves as cases of meningitis, polio, or convulsions.’
- ‘Occult lead poisoning is a difficult diagnosis to make in a primary care setting because the symptoms of plumbism are nonspecific.’
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.