berylliosis

[buh-ril-ee-oh-sis]

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

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berylliosis in Medicine

berylliosis

[bə-rĭl′ē-ōsĭs]

n.

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