occupational disease


noun

Also called industrial disease. a disease caused by the conditions or hazards of a particular occupation.
a trait or tendency that develops among members of a particular profession: Cynicism was thought to be an occupational disease of reporters.

Nearby words

  1. occupation franchise,
  2. occupation groupings,
  3. occupation layer,
  4. occupational,
  5. occupational dermatitis,
  6. occupational hazard,
  7. occupational medicine,
  8. occupational pension,
  9. occupational psychology,
  10. occupational safety and health administration

Origin of occupational disease

First recorded in 1900–05

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Medicine definitions for occupational disease

occupational disease

n.

A pathological condition resulting from a toxic agent, hazard, or repetitive operation encountered during the usual performance of one's occupation.

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Culture definitions for occupational disease

occupational disease

A disease that is caused by a person's line of work, or occupation. A common occupational disease is carpal tunnel syndrome, which results from repetitive motion.

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