caisson disease

noun
|Updated on: 10 May 2018

Definition of caisson disease

: decompression sickness
Note: The name caisson disease stems from the occurrence of decompression sickness in individuals working on tunnel and bridge construction in underwater caissons filled with compressed air.

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1873

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caisson disease

noun cais·son disease \ ˈkā-ˌsän-, ˈkās-ᵊn-; British often kə-ˈsün- \

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