caisson disease

noun

Definition of caisson disease

  1. :  decompression sickness 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.

1873

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1873


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caisson disease

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

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