[ buh-ril-ee-oh-sis ]
/ bəˌrɪl iˈoʊ sɪs /

noun Pathology.

beryllium poisoning, characterized by the formation of granulomas, primarily affecting the lungs and causing a cough, chest pain, and shortness of breath.

Origin of berylliosis Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Medical definitions for berylliosis

[ bə-rĭl′ē-ōsĭs ]


Beryllium poisoning characterized by the occurrence of granulomatous fibrosis, especially of the lungs, due to inhalation of beryllium salts.
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