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silicosis

silicosis

noun sil·i·co·sis \ˌsi-lə-ˈkō-səs\

Definition of SILICOSIS

:  pneumoconiosis characterized by massive fibrosis of the lungs resulting in shortness of breath and caused by prolonged inhalation of silica dusts
sil·i·cot·ic \-ˈkä-tik\ adjective or noun

Origin of SILICOSIS

New Latin, from silica + -osis
First Known Use: 1881

silicosis

noun sil·i·co·sis \ˌsil-ə-ˈkō-səs\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural sil·i·co·ses \-ˌsēz\

Medical Definition of SILICOSIS

:  pneumoconiosis characterized by massive fibrosis of the lungs resulting in shortness of breath and caused by prolonged inhalation of silica dusts—compare black lung, pneumoconiosis

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