brown lung (disease)
Origin of byssinosisModern Latin from Classical Latin byssinus, made of byssus (see byssus) + -osis
An occupational respiratory disease caused by the long-term inhalation of cotton, flax, or hemp dust and characterized by shortness of breath, coughing, and wheezing. Also called brown lung disease .
Origin of byssinosisLate Latin byssinum linen garment ( from Latin byssus linen cloth ; see byssus . ) -osis
From Late Latin byssinum (“linen cloth”) via byssus + New Latin -osis.