Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Poisoning, especially of livestock, caused by ingesting selenium found in some plants, in the soil, or in some microorganisms.

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  • n. selenium poisoning, especially of livestock, by selenium naturally occurring in plants and the soil

Etymologies

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selen- + -osis

Examples

  • Exceeding the Tolerable Upper Intake Level for selenium of 400 micrograms per day can lead to selenosis.

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