[ sil-i-koh-sis ]
/ ˌsɪl ɪˈkoʊ sɪs /
a disease of the lungs caused by the inhaling of siliceous particles, as by stonecutters.
Related formssil·i·cot·ic [sil-i-kot-ik] /ˌsɪl ɪˈkɒt ɪk/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for silicosis
/ (ˌsɪlɪˈkəʊsɪs) /
pathol a form of pneumoconiosis caused by breathing in tiny particles of silica, quartz, or slate, and characterized by shortness of breath and fibrotic changes in the tissues of the lungs
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Medicine definitions for silicosis
[ sĭl′ĭ-kō′sĭs ]
A disease of the lungs caused by continued inhalation of the dust of minerals that contain silica and characterized by progressive fibrosis and a chronic shortness of breath.silicatosis
Related formssil′i•cot′ic (-kŏt′ĭk) adj.
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