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Origin of tunnel disease

First recorded in 1885–90
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British Dictionary definitions for tunnel disease

tunnel disease

noun

another name (esp formerly) for decompression sickness

Word Origin for tunnel disease

so called because it used to be common among people who were digging tunnels
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Medical definitions for tunnel disease

tunnel disease

n.

ancylostomiasis
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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