plural aluminoses
: a lung disease caused by the inhalation of dusts of certain aluminum compounds

Word History


New Latin, from alumin + -osis

First Known Use

1887, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of aluminosis was in 1887

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“Aluminosis.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Jul. 2024.

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