va·na·di·um·ism (və-naґde-əm-iz-əm) a chronic intoxication caused by absorption of vanadium compounds, usually via the lungs; symptoms include irritation of the respiratory tract (vanadium bronchitis), pneumonitis, conjunctivitis, and anemia.

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