asbestosis

noun
as·bes·to·sis | \ ˌas-ˌbes-ˈtō-səs , ˌaz- \
plural asbestoses\-ˌsēz \

Definition of asbestosis 

: a pneumoconiosis due to asbestos particles that is marked by thickening and scarring of lung tissue

First Known Use of asbestosis

1927, in the meaning defined above

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asbestosis

noun
as·bes·to·sis | \ ˌas-ˌbes-ˈtō-səs, ˌaz- \
plural asbestoses\-ˌsēz \

Medical Definition of asbestosis 

: a pneumoconiosis due to asbestos particles that is marked by fibrosis and scarring of lung tissue

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