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silicosis

[ sil-i-koh-sis ]
/ ˌsɪl ɪˈkoʊ sɪs /
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noun Pathology.
a disease of the lungs caused by the inhaling of siliceous particles, as by stonecutters.
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Origin of silicosis

First recorded in 1890–95; silic(a) + -osis

OTHER WORDS FROM silicosis

sil·i·cot·ic [sil-i-kot-ik], /ˌsɪl ɪˈkɒt ɪk/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for silicosis

silicosis
/ (ˌsɪlɪˈkəʊsɪs) /

noun
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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