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

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Soon thereafter 15 of them were dead, 14 from asbestosis or mesothelioma. David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, "What Is Asbestos, And Why Did We Use It So Much?," 7 Aug. 2018

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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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