asbestosis

noun as·bes·to·sis \ ˌas-ˌbes-ˈtō-səs , ˌaz- \

Definition of asbestosis

plural asbestoses play \-ˌsēz\
: a pneumoconiosis due to asbestos particles that is marked by thickening and scarring of lung tissue

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1927

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asbestosis

noun as·bes·to·sis \ ˌas-ˌbes-ˈtō-səs, ˌaz- \

medical Definition of asbestosis

plural asbestoses play \-ˌsēz\
: a pneumoconiosis due to asbestos particles that is marked by fibrosis and scarring of lung tissue

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