[ sĭl′ĭ-kō-prō′tē-nō′sĭs ]
An acute, usually fatal pulmonary disorder, similar to pulmonary alveolar proteinosis, resulting from exposure to high concentrations of silica dust.
- silicon valley,
- silicon-controlled rectifier,
- silicone rubber,
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