[ as-be-stoh-sis, az- ]
/ ˌæs bɛˈstoʊ sɪs, ˌæz- /
a lung disease caused by the inhalation of asbestos dust.
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British Dictionary definitions for asbestosis
/ (ˌæsbɛsˈtəʊsɪs) /
inflammation of the lungs resulting from chronic inhalation of asbestos particles
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Medical definitions for asbestosis
[ ăs′bĕs-tō′sĭs, ăz′- ]
Pneumoconiosis due to prolonged inhalation of asbestos particles.
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Scientific definitions for asbestosis
[ ăs′bĕs-tō′sĭs ]
A chronic, progressive lung disease caused by prolonged inhalation of asbestos particles.
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