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byssinosis

[ bis-uh-noh-sis ]
/ ˌbɪs əˈnoʊ sɪs /
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noun Pathology.

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Origin of byssinosis

1885–90; <Greek býssin(os) fine flax, linen (equivalent to býss(os) byssus + -inos-ine1) + -osis
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British Dictionary definitions for byssinosis

byssinosis
/ (ˌbɪsɪˈnəʊsɪs) /

noun

a lung disease caused by prolonged inhalation of fibre dust in textile factories

Word Origin for byssinosis

C19: from New Latin, from Greek bussinos of linen (see byssus) + -osis
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Medical definitions for byssinosis

byssinosis
[ bĭs′ĭ-nōsĭs ]

n.

A form of pneumoconiosis that affects cotton, flax, and hemp workers and is characterized by symptoms, such as wheezing, that are most severe at the beginning of each work week.brown lung disease
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