[fos-fuh-riz-uh m] /ˈfɒs fəˌrɪz əm/

noun, Pathology.
chronic phosphorus poisoning.
poisoning caused by prolonged exposure to phosphorus

phosphorism phos·pho·rism (fŏs’fə-rĭz’əm)
Chronic phosphorus poisoning.


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