brass founder's fever


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brass found·er's fe·ver

an occupational disease, characterized by malarialike symptoms, due to inhalation of particles and fumes of metallic oxides. Fumes are formed by evaporation at high temperature and condensation in air into fine particles.

brass found·er's fe·ver

(bras fown'dĕrz fē'vĕr)
An occupational disease, characterized by influenzalike symptoms, due to inhalation of particles and fumes of metallic oxides.