byssinosis

noun bys·si·no·sis \ ˌbi-sə-ˈnō-səs \

Definition of byssinosis

plural byssinoses play \-ˌsēz\
: an occupational respiratory disease associated with inhalation of cotton, flax, or hemp dust and characterized initially by chest tightness, shortness of breath, and cough and eventually by irreversible lung disease

Origin and Etymology of byssinosis

New Latin, from Latin byssinus of fine linen, from Greek byssinos, from byssos


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byssinosis

noun bys·si·no·sis \ ˌbis-ə-ˈnō-səs \

medical Definition of byssinosis

plural byssinoses play \-ˌsēz\
: an occupational respiratory disease associated with inhalation of cotton, flax, or hemp dust and characterized initially by chest tightness, shortness of breath, and cough, and eventually by irreversible lung disease called also brown lung, brown lung disease, mill fever

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