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asbestosis

[as-be-stoh-sis, az-]
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noun Pathology.
  1. a lung disease caused by the inhalation of asbestos dust.

Origin of asbestosis

From New Latin, dating back to 1925–30; see origin at asbestos, -osis
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British Dictionary definitions for asbestosis

asbestosis

noun
  1. inflammation of the lungs resulting from chronic inhalation of asbestos particles
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asbestosis in Medicine

asbestosis

(ăs′bĕs-tōsĭs, ăz′-)
n.
  1. Pneumoconiosis due to prolonged inhalation of asbestos particles.
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asbestosis in Science

asbestosis

[ăs′bĕs-tōsĭs]
  1. A chronic, progressive lung disease caused by prolonged inhalation of asbestos particles.
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