Definition of siderosis in English:

siderosis

noun

Medicine
  • 1A form of pneumoconiosis resulting from the chronic inhalation of dust or fumes containing iron.

  • 2Excessive accumulation of haemosiderin in organs and tissues of the body; = "haemosiderosis". Now rare.

  • 3Accumulation of iron in parts of the eye, especially the lens, iris, and retina, typically as the result of the presence of a ferrous foreign body.

Origin

Mid 19th century. From scientific Latin siderosis from ancient Greek σίδηρος iron + scientific Latin -osis.

Pronunciation

siderosis

/ˌsɪdəˈrəʊsɪs/