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

Medical Dictionary

selenosis

play
noun sel·e·no·sis \ˌsel-ə-ˈnō-səs\

Medical Definition of selenosis

  1. :  poisoning due to excessive intake of selenium; especially :  poisoning of livestock by high levels of selenium consumed in plants grown in seleniferous soils that is characterized in the acute phase by diffuse necrosis and hemorrhage resulting from capillary damage and in chronic poisoning by degenerative and fibrotic changes especially of the liver and of the skin and its derivatives—see blind staggers




Seen and Heard

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

WORD OF THE DAY

a simplified speech bridging languages

Get Word of the Day daily email!