occupational disease definition by Webster's New World
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a disease commonly acquired by people in a particular occupation, as silicosis among miners
occupational disease definition by American Heritage Dictionary
nounThe American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
A disease, such as byssinosis or black lung, resulting from the conditions of a person's work, trade, or occupation.
occupational disease - Cultural Definition
The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
A disease that is caused by a person's line of work, or occupation. A common occupational disease is carpal tunnel syndrome, which results from repetitive motion.
occupational disease - Medical Definition
A pathological condition resulting from a toxic agent, hazard, or repetitive operation encountered during the usual performance of one's occupation.