alu·​mi·​no·​sis | \ əˌlüməˈnōsə̇s \
plural aluminoses\ -​ōˌsēz \

Definition of aluminosis

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

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First Known Use of aluminosis

1887, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for aluminosis

New Latin, from alumin + -osis

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“Aluminosis.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Nov. 2020.

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