saturnine poisoning

saturnine poisoning
lead p.

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  • saturnine — 1. Relating to lead. 2. Due to or symptomatic of lead poisoning. [Mediev. L. saturninus, fr. saturnus, lead, fr. L. saturnus, the god and planet Saturn] * * * sat·ur·nine sat ər .nīn adj 1) of or relating to lead 2) of, relating to, or produced… …   Medical dictionary

  • saturnine — [sat′ər nīn΄] adj. [OFr saturnin, of Saturn < L Saturnus, Saturn] 1. Astrol. born under the influence of the planet Saturn 2. sluggish, morose, or taciturn 3. [< ML Saturnus, alchemists term for lead, which they considered to be very cold,… …   English World dictionary

  • Poisoning — Taking a substance that is injurious to health or can cause death. Poisoning is still a major hazard to children, despite child resistant (and sometimes adult resistant) packaging and dose limits per container. See also poison, Poison Control… …   Medical dictionary

  • saturnine — sat·ur·nine || sætÉ™(r)naɪn adj. gloomy, morose; melancholy; suffering from lead poisoning; caused by lead poisoning; due to the absorption of lead; sardonic; having a cynical aspect …   English contemporary dictionary

  • saturnine —   a. melancholy; taciturn; Medicine, pertaining to lead poisoning.    ♦ saturninity, n.    ♦ saturnism, n. archaic, lead poisoning …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • saturnine — saturninely, adv. saturnineness, saturninity /sat euhr nin i tee/, n. /sat euhr nuyn /, adj. 1. sluggish in temperament; gloomy; taciturn. 2. suffering from lead poisoning, as a person. 3. due to absorption of lead, as bodily disorders. [1400 50; …   Universalium

  • saturnine — adjective a) of or born under Saturns influence b) containing lead, or suffering from lead poisoning (saturnia) …   Wiktionary

  • saturnine — sat•ur•nine [[t]ˈsæt ərˌnaɪn[/t]] adj. 1) sluggish or gloomy in temperament or appearance; somber; taciturn 2) pat suffering from lead poisoning 3) pat due to absorption of lead, as bodily disorders sat′ur•nine ly, adv …   From formal English to slang

  • saturnine — /ˈsætənaɪn / (say satuhnuyn) adjective 1. having or showing a sluggish, gloomy temperament; gloomy; taciturn. 2. suffering from lead poisoning, as a person. 3. due to absorption of lead, as disorders. {def. 1 from the planet Saturn2 which is… …  

  • saturnine — adj. 1 a of a sluggish gloomy temperament. b (of looks etc.) dark and brooding. 2 archaic a of the metal lead. b Med. of or affected by lead poisoning. Derivatives: saturninely adv. Etymology: ME f. OF saturnin f. med.L Saturninus (as SATURN) …   Useful english dictionary

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