silicoproteinosis

[ sĭl′ĭ-kō-prō′tē-nōsĭs ]

n.

An acute, usually fatal pulmonary disorder, similar to pulmonary alveolar proteinosis, resulting from exposure to high concentrations of silica dust.

Nearby words

  1. silicon valley,
  2. silicon-controlled rectifier,
  3. silicone,
  4. silicone rubber,
  5. siliconized,
  6. silicosiderosis,
  7. silicosis,
  8. silicotuberculosis,
  9. silicula,
  10. siliculose


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