Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

plumbism

play
noun plum·bism \ˈpləm-ˌbi-zəm\

Definition of plumbism

  1. :  lead poisoning especially when chronic



Origin and Etymology of plumbism

Latin plumbum lead


First Known Use: 1876


Medical Dictionary

plumbism

play
noun plum·bism \ˈpləm-ˌbiz-əm\

Medical Definition of plumbism

  1. :  lead poisoning; especially :  chronic lead poisoning




Learn More about plumbism


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up plumbism? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

a very small amount

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

alphabet-pasta-spelling-help

Which is the correct spelling?

acommadate acommodate accommodate accomodate
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ