sat·​urn·​ism ˈsa-tər-ˌni-zəm How to pronounce saturnism (audio)

Examples of saturnism in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Heavy metals such as lead, mercury and arsenic often contaminate today’s product leading to cases of 'saturnism' or lead poisoning. Rebecca Kreston, Discover Magazine, 21 Apr. 2012

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Word History


saturn lead

First Known Use

circa 1848, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of saturnism was circa 1848

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“Saturnism.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Dec. 2023.

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sat·​urn·​ism ˈsat-ər-ˌniz-əm How to pronounce saturnism (audio)
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