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tunnel disease

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noun Pathology.
  1. aeroembolism(def 2).
  2. hookworm(def 2).
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Origin of tunnel disease

First recorded in 1885–90
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British Dictionary definitions for tunnel disease

tunnel disease

noun
  1. another name (esp formerly) for decompression sickness
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Word Origin

so called because it used to be common among people who were digging tunnels
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tunnel disease in Medicine

tunnel disease

n.
  1. ancylostomiasis