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Definition of Saturnine colic

Saturnine colic
Saturnine Sat"ur*nine, a. [L. Saturnus the god Saturn, also, the planet Saturn: cf. F. saturnin of or pertaining to lead (Saturn, in old chemistry, meaning lead), saturnien saturnine, saturnian. See Saturn.] 1. Born under, or influenced by, the planet Saturn. 2. Heavy; grave; gloomy; dull; -- the opposite of mercurial; as, a saturnine person or temper. --Addison. 3. (Old Chem.) Of or pertaining to lead; characterized by, or resembling, lead, which was formerly called Saturn. [Archaic] Saturnine colic (Med.), lead colic.

Meaning of Saturnine colic from wikipedia

- predisposition for gout, in which urate builds up. This condition is known as saturnine gout. Evidence suggests lead exposure is ****ociated with high blood pressure...
- been truly harmful". When lead poisoning did occur, victims were called "saturnine", dark and cynical, after the ghoulish father of the gods, Saturn. By...
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