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Origin of caisson disease

An Americanism dating back to 1880–85

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British Dictionary definitions for caisson disease

caisson disease

noun

another name for decompression sickness
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Medical definitions for caisson disease

caisson disease
[ kāsŏn′, -sən ]

n.

decompression sickness
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