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byssinosis

noun bys·si·no·sis \ˌbi-sə-ˈnō-səs\
plural bys·si·no·ses\-ˌsēz\

Definition of BYSSINOSIS

:  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
Medical Dictionary

byssinosis

noun bys·si·no·sis \ˌbis-ə-ˈnō-səs\
plural bys·si·no·ses \-ˌsēz\

Medical Definition of BYSSINOSIS

:  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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