asbestosis

[ as-be-stoh-sis, az- ]
/ ˌæs bɛˈstoʊ sɪs, ˌæz- /

noun Pathology.

a lung disease caused by the inhalation of asbestos dust.

Nearby words

  1. asbestine,
  2. asbestoid,
  3. asbestos,
  4. asbestos body,
  5. asbestos cement,
  6. asbjörnsen,
  7. asbm,
  8. asbo,
  9. asbury,
  10. asbury park

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

/ (ˌæsbɛsˈtəʊsɪs) /

noun

inflammation of the lungs resulting from chronic inhalation of asbestos particles
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Medicine definitions for asbestosis

asbestosis

[ ăs′bĕs-tōsĭs, ăz′- ]

n.

Pneumoconiosis due to prolonged inhalation of asbestos particles.

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Science definitions for asbestosis

asbestosis

[ ăs′bĕs-tōsĭs ]

A chronic, progressive lung disease caused by prolonged inhalation of asbestos particles.
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