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tunnel disease

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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

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

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