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.