Silicosis meaning

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A disease of the lungs caused by continued inhalation of the dust of siliceous minerals and characterized by progressive fibrosis and a chronic shortness of breath.
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A chronic disease of the lungs, characterized by diffuse fibrosis and caused by the continued inhalation of silica dust.
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A disease of the lungs caused by continued inhalation of the dust of siliceous minerals and characterized by progressive fibrosis and a chronic shortness of breath.
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(pathology) A disease of the lungs caused by the inhalation of crystalline silica dust.
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Origin of silicosis

  • New Latin, from silica + -osis. First known use was in 1881.
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