Definition of plumbism in English:


Pronunciation /ˈpləmˌbizəm/ /ˈpləmˌbɪzəm/


technical term for lead poisoning
‘Occult lead poisoning is a difficult diagnosis to make in a primary care setting because the symptoms of plumbism are nonspecific.’
  • ‘Pediatric plumbism was rarely diagnosed, however, the victims of this ‘silent epidemic’ going to their graves as cases of meningitis, polio, or convulsions.’
  • ‘All patients recognized to have plumbism warrant immediate environmental intervention.’
  • ‘On his admission to our hospital, a suspicion of plumbism was formed.’