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byssinosis

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noun bys·si·no·sis \ˌbi-sə-ˈnō-səs\

Definition of byssinosis

plural bys·si·no·sesplay \-ˌsēz\

  1. :  an occupational respiratory disease associated with inhalation of cotton, flax, or hemp dust and characterized initially by chest tightness, shortness of breath, and cough and eventually by irreversible lung disease



Origin of byssinosis

New Latin, from Latin byssinus of fine linen, from Greek byssinos, from byssos


First Known Use: 1881


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byssinosis

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noun bys·si·no·sis \ˌbis-ə-ˈnō-səs\

Medical Definition of byssinosis

plural bys·si·no·ses \-ˌsēz\play

  1. :  an occupational respiratory disease associated with inhalation of cotton, flax, or hemp dust and characterized initially by chest tightness, shortness of breath, and cough, and eventually by irreversible lung disease—called also brown lung, brown lung disease, mill fever




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