[ 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.

Nearby words

  1. berwyn,
  2. beryl,
  3. beryl blue,
  4. beryl green,
  5. beryline,
  6. beryllium,
  7. beryllium copper,
  8. beryllonite,
  9. berzelius,
  10. berzelius, jöns jakob, baron

Origin of berylliosis Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Medicine 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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