industrial disease


noun

Origin of industrial disease

First recorded in 1905–10
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British Dictionary definitions for industrial disease

industrial disease


noun

any disease to which workers in a particular industry are prone
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Medicine definitions for industrial disease

industrial disease

[ ĭn-dŭstrē-əl ]

n.

A pathological condition resulting from exposure to a toxin discharged by a business or industry into the environment.
An occupational disease.
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